It seems that May has begun with a wonderful quote to encourage, inspire and simply say
' yes it's okay, take some time.'
When the bluebells light up every woodland, leaves radiate green, blossom's sparkle their soft pinky pastel shades as the sunlight sprays them with warmth . . . what better time could there be for gathering a few precious moments of peace, than in Darling May when the buds are blooming.
Although self care is widely chatted about, deeply essential to our well being, and wholeheartedly necessary from time to time, I wonder why there is still an element of 'guilt' or ' disgruntled attitude felt' towards anyone trying to save a little time for themselves?
I can only assume it's unhappiness on their part. Which is a shame, it really is, because to function well for others, we must firstly function well for ourselves.
I am 'Mum' to three ponies and a dear friends horse - four beautiful equines relying on me for every one of their individual needs. It's a responsibility I never tire of, it's a commitment I am unshakably connected to. But as a rather small in stature person I have to ensure I don't over do it when tackling field chores in all weathers, putting up fencing in the pouring rain, and generally living the outdoorsy life of a horsy girl.
Sometimes it's very healthy to check in with yourself and really get to the root of what it is your body needs to not just live, but thrive on.
As horses and family are the center of my world, I want to selflessly and honestly care for them all in the very best way I possibly can. If that means prioritising a few moments to some self care, I'm going to take note and give it a very good try.
|Beside the meadow river|
|Blue bell strewn pathways|
I hope May offers you some peaceful chances for relaxing and re invigoration ~
It's a positive chance to get well and rested ready for our summer just around the corner . . .