Write for the Ripple Effect
A reminder that helping yourself helps others
Hello Dear One,
Here’s a question: how often have you labelled time for you as selfish? What about wanting good things – a better job, more money, to travel? Is there a part of you that feels greedy? I do. And at times I still struggle with what I know to be true: putting my happiness first is wonderful for everyone around me.
Lately, I had a very sad day, the kind of sad day that meant I could hardly speak to someone I loved. I wasn’t ready to talk and had nothing to give. However, this is the beautiful bit: I realised that if I wasn’t making the choices I was making, if I didn’t care for myself or champion my happiness, I’d feel like that far more.
There will always be down days, no matter how much work you do. Sometimes things are difficult and sometimes they’re sad: it’s good to feel your feelings. It’s also good to love what you love and prioritise what makes you happy – guilt free. I’m working on it.
Thanks for being here and being you.