Nurturing Your Spirit
I didn’t so much hear the whisper of her skirt sweeping against the doorway as feel her eyes upon me. Possibly the quietest 6 year old I’ve encountered. But she couldn’t hide her intention.
A pint-sized pixie was peering up at me.
I had offered to run down three flights of stairs to fetch supplies for our visiting company.
Sounds selfless, right?
Except that I was seizing a brief moment alone.
That’s when I discovered the box of stone-ground crackers.
Ahhh, blessed carbs…in a paleo-oriented family. Lots of protein and veggies going on here. Light on the whole grain goodness.
So, what’s a girl to do but open the box and pop a couple…ok, a few…crackers into her mouth before trotting back up the stairs?
Which was going great until Miss Munchkin discovered me.
I tried to work up a pang of guilt. But I couldn’t.
Because I knew I was doing something I’d tell you to do. Nurture yourself with whatever is to hand. Three minutes of quiet. A morsel of yumminess delighting your mouth. Goodness for your spirit = increasing well-being and ability to show up in a space of love for others.
What did I do? I handed the box to pixie girl with a wink and asked her to show me how well she could climb right back up those stairs!
Have you ever been caught blissfully nourishing your spirit by someone who loved you but didn’t quite understand? I challenge you to share your story – and to do something small and beautiful for yourself again as soon as possible!