I love my dentist and his staff. I don’t know many who get excited about their checkups but I do. I actually wish they could last longer. Not because I like sitting with my mouth open and getting worked on but because they are so great to me! I have been having a few minor problems with my crown they put on a few months ago and had to have some adjustments today (nothing major thank goodness). Just some tweaks to make it sit better in my mouth essentially and that adjusting lead to some thinking. And we all know what happens when I start thinking. I then start sharing. Who knew my latest visit and teeth cleaning would provoke deep thought and my newest revelation to share with the masses. 🙂
More and more girls/ladies these days have declared themselves as princesses. I have no problem with that. I am one myself. After all a King created me (King of Kings actually and you were too even if you don’t know Him). My problem is that once the declaration is made, some seem to think they are entitled to something and have to do nothing to get it.
You see if you are being a real princess, you are in a position of power (whether it be power over your household, job, whatever). And in that position of power, you can do one of two things. You can use it for good and serve others. Or, you can use it to be a brat and think that you are owed something just because you exist. The latter makes you pretty annoying in case you weren’t aware. We are made to serve. Using your “princessness” for good is going to get you dirty. Maybe not dirty physically (not all the time anyway) but definitely dirty emotionally. You are going to be tired. You are going to have off days. You are going to have people come in and out of your circle that are going to leave a mess.
BUT!!!!! The beautiful thing about all of that is that in being the princess that you are, you are equipped to handle it (with the help of a pretty awesome King I might add). I’m sure you all juggle a gazillion things daily and just need a microphone to complete your rock star look! The trick in being the best kind of princess is to polish your crown. That sets you apart from many others in more ways than you know. You see, if you don’t take time to polish your crown, to straighten it back on your head and rebalance, to consult with the king……….then you are going to lose some of those diamonds in your crown. You won’t be able to serve your kingdom for the greater good if you are no good to yourself.
Ok ok. So I am reaching a bit and getting a little cheesy. I just feel it’s important (and by feel I mean I believe it with every fiber of my being more passionately than ever) that we keep ourselves polished and that we tend to ourselves so that we can change the world! 🙂
So polish your crown. How you ask? However you need to.
- Get your nails and toes done
- Spend time in seclusion with yourself and your favorite book or craft (just not too much time in seclusion because we all need to see that beautiful face!)
- Soak in a warm bath (try using lavender, Epsom salt and baking soda as a bath mix)
- Take yourself on a date
- Visit with someone who uplifts you
- Curl your hair
- Nap in a hammock
- Open a good bottle of wine (one of my personal favorites)
Do whatever makes you feel good enough that you want to be good to others………do it. And do it as often as you need it without apology. Repeat after me: I DON’T OWE ANYONE ANY EXPLANATION OR APOLOGY FOR TAKING CARE OF ME!