The holidays are coming, the holidays are coming, the holidays are coming. No, the sky isn’t falling, the holidays are coming.
For many, including widows, approaching holidays are worse than the sky falling. To prepare for all of the social and family demands, the memories that assail us, the “chores” we think “MUST” be done, first let’s take care of us.
For many, the last time pampering happened before they took on the title of “Widow.” Their husbands were the last ones to take the time to make them feel special.
No, it didn’t happen on a daily basis, but there were days when our husbands did something, big or little it didn’t matter, to make us feel special, loved, unique. These events were scattered out over a month or more, or jammed together in a week or a day. The important thing was we felt special.
When was the last time anyone made you feel special, unique, important, queenly? It’s time someone did. That someone is you.
You don’t even have to go on national television and tell you woes, like these ladies did for one of the first reality shows, Queen for a Day.
Since October is Emotional Wellness month, it’ the perfect month for blogging about pampering ourselves and making us feel like queens. Which is why for the next thirty days I’ll be exploring ways we can spoil ourselves. Prepare for the upcoming holidays by taking care of you and overindulging in “feel good” moments and days.
Since October 1 is both International Music Day, and CD player day, why not celebrate the music and dance your pain away and brighten your day.
Whether your dances are from the 40s, like the Jitterbug,
the 50s Swing dance,
maybe you’re a child of the sixties and dance The Twist,
then there was the disco dancing of the seventies and the disco dancing,
maybe you just want to make up your own dance steps, much like Sam Rockwell did on The Tonight Show,
It doesn’t matter what dance you do, the idea is to move and groove (remember THAT word?) to the music, get your heart rate up, your blood flowing and raise your spirits. Dancing makes you feel you can do anything, it makes you feel on-top-of-the world. Dancing is for queens everywhere.
When was the last time you danced, alone or with a partner?
What is your favorite dance?
Does dancing lift your spirits?
Go on, dance yourself happy.