Great question, huh? Well, as you might well guess I am not talking about financial riches. I’m talking about the kind of wealth and riches money cannot buy.
It’s obvious to most of us just through simple observation of our world that money truly does not buy happiness. It might make us a bit more comfortable, reduce worry or concern, but it certainly does not buy us happiness, or even better yet, deep joy. You know the kind …
The kind money cannot buy!
Most of you who keep up with me know I’ve been on an internal exploration around allowing more self-love into my everyday life. Some might ask, why would you want to do that?! The easy and perhaps best understood answer is that being kind to oneself causes a ripple effect. If our intentions are pure (not egoic in nature), as we give care and attention to ourselves it has the capacity to “spread.” It shows up around us like kindness, patience, and understanding where there may have been intolerance, impatience and judgment before. One reason for this is our "cup is full."
When our cup is full, we’re not looking to others to fill it up!
Aside from bringing more peace and kindness into your life by being more peaceful and kind, if you’re anything like me you feel a deep satisfaction and joy when you take time to fill up your own cup. There are so many easy ways to do this on a daily basis. Some of the things I’ll share below I practice almost daily. You may also find yourself doing some of the same things. This is evidence we are really better at loving ourselves than we give ourselves credit.
And, I just love that … self-love was there all the time!
Some of my self-love favorites are…
When I personally got clearer about what I loved to do, not what others expected from me, and was more intentional about bringing more of that into my day … my joy increased. My mood got better. My heart was filled with more gratitude.
I felt richer, truly rich … in a way money could never buy!
My challenge to you is to find ways to fill up your own cup. Life can be tough enough, but running around with an empty cup is a sure way to feel poor on many levels. When we fill up our cups by taking better care of ourselves, we have something to give others. If you don’t feel like giving to others, forget that part – give to yourself! I promise it’ll spill out and have a ripple effect on those around you. And, I can almost guarantee a full cup equals a much better day!
I’d love to hear how you fill up your cup! Jot a note in the comments below.
Here’s to your cuppa joy, and untold riches awaiting you through the practice of self-love!
I help others see Magic and Miracles in the Mess of this journey we all life.