As I write this, the sun is shining, the grass is green and most of the trees now have leaves, some of them full of blooms. If you’re playing along at home, you know that this week has been a bit of a struggle for me. I’m doing my best, but sometimes our best isn’t great.
That’s just probability.
But I made a decision last night to be, for myself, the kind of friend I am for others. I approached my mood as I would someone else’s. What would I do for a friend who was feeling the way I was feeling? How would I treat her? How would I make sure she knew I was there for her?
I decided to make myself a present with my handy Cricut. A tote bag. The only thing I knew for sure is I wanted to use some of the glitter heat transfer vinyl I’d gotten to make small gifts for a friend’s girls, and beyond that, I had no ideas.
So I scrolled and scrolled and scrolled designs and one struck me.
“Better days are coming,” it says. In fact, I used it as the image for this post.
I liked the message, but I also liked that it gave me a chance to try a new technique, layering heat transfer vinyl. And the remedy was twofold: I got the concentration, the distraction, and the pleasure of crafting, and now I have a new very glittery tote bag.
Made for me.
By a friend.
It’s interesting how we often reserve the best of us, the kindest of us, the most considerate of us for others, who sometimes don’t even notice it at all.
But you know who will notice?
Even if only for today, do something for yourself with as much care as you would for a friend. You deserve it.
Have a great Wednesday.