Taking Care of Ourselves

“I believe God has exciting, interesting things in store for each of us.  I believe there is an enjoyable, worthwhile purpose — besides taking care of people and being an appendage to someone — for each of us.  I believe we tap into this attitude by taking care of ourselves.  We begin to cooperate.  We open ourselves up to the goodness and richness available in us and to us….

“Ultimately, we may even discover this astounding truth:  Few situations in life are ever improved by not taking care of ourselves and not giving ourselves what we need.  In fact, we may learn most situations are improved when we take care of ourselves and tend our needs.”

— Melody Beattie, Codependent No More, p. 104, 107

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