One of the things I've been doing during this pregnancy (to try and ward off the "blues") is giving myself small gifts. Since there is very little extra money and I have no time away from the kiddos, I have to be creative. Sometimes it might be fixing a cup of tea and watching an episode of one of my favorite tv shows. Or maybe it's opening the windows in the house and letting the nice air breeze through. It could be something as simple as sitting up instead of laying down when I'm reading in bed... you know, so that I will actually read instead of falling asleep?
But the past two days (I skipped today because I knew there would be a mid day nap... another gift) I gave myself this:
A made bed. Typically, I don't make my bed. It's just too much work, or so I tell myself. But seriously, making my bed and opening the blinds is just such a wonderful way to help me feel better throughout the day. Whenever I walk into my bedroom, with all of its matching decor, my heart sings a little and I'm excited to see that I finally accomplished one of my long-term goals... at least in one room: Decor of which I can be proud.
On a side note, I keep my favorite picture of my mom on the desk next to my bed. Every night I see it and I remember that once, she was beautiful and lovely on the inside and out. I like to remember her that way.What are some of the little things that you do for yourself? The small gifts?