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Dear friends,

I hope you will take some time today to feed body, mind, and soul.

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Feeding the body seems like a “no-brainer,” right?  We must feed our bodies in order to live.  But it’s not just about consuming calories.  Let’s love ourselves (and those we serve) enough to feed ourselves nourishing food, adequate rest, clean air and water, sunshine.

What are you feeding your mind today?  At times, it helps to filter out the contentious issues that flood our social media accounts, and take a step back.  Read a book, listen to music, write, and feed your mind on wholesomeness and peace.  This verse helps me to remember:  “Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” (Phillipians 4:8).

Finally, how are you feeding your soul, your spirit?  Do something every day to nurture your connection with God.  This could take the form of prayer or meditation, or getting outside to appreciate nature and unplug from the bustle of daily life.  It could take the form of reconnecting with someone you love, and feeling the comfort of companionship.  For some, it happens while looking at artwork and marveling at the gift of creating.  Whatever form it takes, you will know that your soul has been fed when you feel comfort and peace.

So today, let’s get beyond just feeding our bodies with calories, and consider these other ways of feeding ourselves so that we can be at our best.  Self-care isn’t selfish.  We need fuel for our bodies, minds, and spirits every day, so that we may serve ourselves and one another from a place of fullness.

Blessings,

Annette

Today’s coffee mug:

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