I put on my cozy winter pajamas after taking a shower, and then I started thinking that I should go write my Nurturing Thursday post because it was getting late in the evening. But instead I sat down by the fireplace, on the carpet next to the bricks, enjoying the warmth and feeling grateful to have a comfortable home.

After a while I started composing this post in my head, so I wasn’t entirely idle; but mainly, I was just sitting there and letting myself have a few pleasant minutes without feeling obligated to start doing something. It’s good to write blogs, along with all the other ways we can so easily connect with people in modern times; but we also need to take enough time to connect with and care for ourselves.

Word-art that says "You owe yourself the love that you so freely give to other people."

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens and seeks to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy.” Visit her site to find more Nurturing Thursday posts and a list of frequent contributors.


  1. Reading this made me feel cozy! You are so right, we do need to take time to sometimes just be still!

  2. Wise, wise words, Meg, thank you 🙂

  3. I completely agree with your post, time for ourselves, or ‘me time’ as I like to say is so important, and most of the time we let it go away because of electronics or all the tasks to be done.

  4. I “envy” those cozy moments by the fire and enjoyed your description … I trust you enjoyed those well deserved moments. Thank you for sharing and linking to Nurturing Thursday! <3

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