I told my sister yesterday that I had started knitting a baby blanket for her newest grandson. She actually said they didn't want a blanket, but preferred a sweater. After I got over my shock that someone would tell you they didn't want what you were already knitting, I was very grateful. The blanket would have taken me months to knit. The sweater should take me a week or two tops. So, then I can start knitting for my very own granddaughter again. I went at my lunch and got a pattern and needles and buttons for the sweater. I need to sit down now and start knitting it.
I also need to sit down by myself and be quiet for at least an hour a day. When I don't, I really feel it.
My self-care is so rigid, but it has been learned by many years of lessons from not doing the things I need to do. To me it is miraculous that by praying and meditating every morning, by being scrupulously honest in my daily affairs, by attempting to think of others more often than myself, by taking time to be quiet and sit still, by eating right and getting lots of exercise, etc... etc... etc... I can live a good life - without the use of alcohol, tobacco, (firearms), anti-depressants, etc., etc., etc.
God is faithful even when I am not.