my ritual, and my mantra ~>
"No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up"~ Rigina Brett's 90 Years Celebration of Living.
My daughter flung the sheet of points at me when we were both ill at the beginning of the year, I was surprised by this as I'd been the one doing the encouraging for well over a year through her mental health breakdown. Encouraging her to get up and get dressed when all she wanted to do was bury her head under the duvet, she hardly muttered a word for six months.
We read the sheet together, and when we came across point 40 as outlined above we both vowed to each other this is what we would do! At the very least we would make sure we'd "get up and dress up". For my part I make sure I wear the above bracelets and earrings everyday, I put them on first thing of a morning as a symbolic act in recognition to the power of motherly love and to keep a positive attitude. I leave them on my bedside table so they are there waiting for me in the morning.
We came through tough times together. I don't claim all the credit for myself for I only passed on what I received, learned from the many Mary type figures found here on-line as well as other places, circles of strong giving women.
Mornings with Mary
Recuerda mi Corazon