I was bragging to a friend today about how loving I am to my children and grandchildren. Later, I realized I was not so attentive to my own needs.
I had not been feeling well for a couple of days, but hesitated calling my doctor(didn’t want to bother him,) the condition will resolve itself.
What a mistake. I grew sicker each day, and began feeling like I was valuable enough to ask for help. So, I contacted my physician, and was kind and receptive and called in a prescription to the pharmacy. I began feeling better immediately.
I need to take my own wants and needs as seriously as I do those of family and friends. “They” say we teach people how to treat us. I was teaching those close to me that I could handle anything, and not to worry about me. How self-effacing and sacrificial I prided my self on being.
But the result was that I received very little attention when I needed it, but was too afraid to ask. Now, as I value myself more, I want to give myself the same love and caring I give to others. Hopefully, I will feel better physically and emotionally. Worth a try.