The Season of Self-Care

The Season of Self-Care
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I tend to get philosophical in the autumn months.

It's an important time of year in my faith, as it marks the end of one year and the beginning of the next. The endlessly turning wheel that changes with the seasons and the moons.

It's the time to cleanse ourselves of painful things and allow ourselves to heal so we can move forward.

It feels especially appropriate right now, given everything that's going on. I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels the weight of the world at the moment, and I'm sure that I'm not the only one who's scared.

I'm not going to rant about bad things this week. I'm not going to scare shocking statistics or point you towards a cause that needs support.

Instead, I'm going to remind you the same way I'm reminding myself: You need support, too.

We care about big things on World-Weary. That's why I picked that name to begin with, because it's impossible not to live in this world with open ears and eyes and not feel tired.

There's a reason I use the imagery of putting up your feet and having a cookie in my 'About' page. Because we all need a reminder now and again that we're only people, not machines. Sometimes we need to take a break. Sometimes we need to take care of ourselves first.

So, that's what today is all about. Today is Good Vibes Day.

I, for one, am grabbing a soft fluffy blanket and a hot cup of coffee. I'm lighting a candle, throwing on some ambient music and picking up a favorite novel to read. I'm looking out at the changing leaves and enjoying the crisp autumn weather.

We'll have to get back to dealing with big problems soon, as there's always so much to do and not nearly enough time in the day to handle it all.

As much as we take it upon ourselves to stay informed and look for solutions to the ills of the world, we have to remember that we can't do it all. For right now, I say let's put our feet up. Let's take a breather for a little while and let ourselves relax.

We'll get back to the heavy stuff soon enough.

Solidarity Wins.