College in a Suitcase

What You Deserve

Posted on: May 6, 2009

I am seldom quick to use the word deserve. If I do, it’s usually in the context that I don’t deserve this or you deserve better than me. Uplifting I know, right?

But recently, I’ve come to realize that I do deserve one thing that isn’t negative. I deserve time and space to take care of me and my mental, emotional, and physical well being. I don’t have to deal with drama and people 24/7. In fact, I can’t. I wasn’t designed to completely neglect myself in the interests of others. But that doesn’t mean I don’t try.

But, as the next mantra in my series is all about deserving.

“I deserve to take time out each day to write.”

For a writer, yeah, you deserve to make it a priority. But what about for non-writers? Everyone has something they deserve and that is to make time for what they enjoy. Everyone also deserves time off. I challenge you, to take a break, just for half an hour a day to disconnect from Facebook, Twitter, Myspace – any social networking, turn of your cell phone, and sign out of Skype, MSN, AIM, and Yahoo.

You will be amazed at what this time to yourself does. We are so connected these days and we’re losing the ability to think with ourselves and even with God. You can use this time however you want, but just disconnect. If you don’t find it beneficial, I apologize, but at least try it. The first day will be weird, but it will get less weird as you go on.

Anyways, I’m curious – what do you feel you deserve?

Miss Lissy

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