Saturday, May 2, 2009

Pretty Toes

Lately, I feel like I have been neglecting myself. I am working a full-time temp job currently and feel like my time is so small. As soon as the kids go to sleep, I feel this compelling urge to start cleaning and finishing projects around the house. For several weeks now, I have felt discouraged with my image in the mirror. My hair needs a cut. I see dark circles under my eyes. When exactly was the last time I painted my toenails?

It sounds funny, but my toenails seem to be a gauge for how well I am taking care of myself. I look down at those sad little tootsies and think, man, I need to spruce up a bit. So this week, I told myself, "Enough is enough!" and got down to business. Instead of cleaning the bathrooms or washing the dishes, I sat down and polished my toes. In my favorite bold red. So empowering. I felt much better. I felt pretty again.

To the wonderful women out there that I love, don't neglect yourselves. You can still give and serve and nurture while you take care of you. Don't forget you are a Daughter of God, and to treat yourself accordingly. You deserve it.

Love is taking care of yourself, too.


  1. Thanks Diana...I needed that.

  2. AMEN!!! Great advice from a great sista!

  3. very much needed to read that my toes are getting shabby hahaha

  4. You must be my daughter because I feel the same way. There is something about freshly painted toenails that makes you feel good about yourself. Thanks for your insight. You are an inspiration.