I was cooking dinner one night, throwing together foods in the pan as it sizzled in a way that felt a little annoyed. Cooking dinner again… UGH.
It’s not that I don’t like cooking. It’s fun to me. It’s just a constant and in this moment, I was feeling like it was one more thing that I HAD to do.
While I stirred, I started playing with this perspective with curiosity.
How would I cook this for someone that I loved?
Would I feel happy to be cooking and sharing love through food?
Would I plate the food differently?
Would I be dancing in the kitchen feeling joyful and laughing?
Would I be THIS ANNOYED that I was cooking again?
As I continued to cook, I made a promise to myself - I will do little things, take extra care and have some fun showing that same love to myself.
It might not be every day. I might forget and then come back to it again. But I will make an effort to love myself more in the precious little moments.
The interesting thing is that when I practice this promise, I feel that little flutter of love as I sit down to eat a plate that has been creatively put together, as a walk into a room that has been cleaned just for me and as I take the extra time to just be with myself. It’s really quite remarkable.
Sending Big Love ~ Mackenzie
What are the ways that you are showing yourself love? Comment below!