Friday, August 13, 2010


 For the next SEVEN days...I want you to be kind to yourself.

Get a manicure...

Get a pedicure...

Drink some fancy water...

Buy some new shoes...(It's the perfect time. Lots of them are on clearance right now.)

This summer was rather stressful for our family; the hail storm, Stripes died, and the basement flooded twice.  I'm a pretty practical person, but yesterday I did something very luxurious.  I went to Elements and got a therapeutic massage.  

In all honesty, I hope that you WILL do something kind to yourself this week.  I'm taking the entire week away from posting so I can catch up on blog reading and to get ready for SCBWI-KC.  I feel like I've been neglecting some of my blog friends and missing out on a lot of great posts.  

Next Friday, I'll put up a post asking  what you did during INTERNATIONAL BE KIND TO YOURSELF WEEK, so be prepared to report back to me...


  1. hi miss sharon! mostly im happy youre being kind to you cause you deserve it. i hope you do some more and do some fun stuff. i promise ill do some nice stuff for me and tell you what i did. im gonna miss you bunches. :(
    ...heres a weeks worth of hugs from lenny
    hug hug hug hug hug hug hug hug :)

  2. I love the idea of a be-kind-to-yourself-week. Too often we get caught up in the need-tos and have-tos that we forget about what nourishes our soul to keep us going. Always a good thing to remember!

  3. I love myself, I love myself, I love myself.

    And better still, I love myself BETTER when wearing NEW bargain shoes!!!! Oh yes!!!!

    But seriously!! Good for you for treating yourself to a massage!! It's so essential to just have time to pamper yourself now and again. I'm all for "me time" especially after such traumas! :-( I hope your basement is going to be ok. I know beautiful Stripes is happy over the bridge and I hope the mad weather season calms down now.

    Take care and see you soon!!!


  4. Since you insist, I will be kind to myself all week long!

  5. Whoa, I love this! I'm totally going to partake!

  6. LOL I like someone's comment about naps. But next week is great timing as my husband is off and we want to go to the beach for a day;)

  7. I'm being kind to myself 'cause we've been sick. Hopefully we're on the mend.

    What is a Limeburner anyway?

  8. Boy, could I use a manicure and pedicure, I'm going next week...Been so busy the last week with exciting, yet scary life changes=will email in a few days when I start to catch up with the blogs...Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  9. I've already gotten started! LOL
    I got my nails done the toes!


  10. I think I'll get in a few naps. That would be something I could do to be kind to myself. Maybe get a hair cut and color my hair. Tired of the gray.

    Have a great week!

  11. I am loving your thoughts here Sharon! Count me in!!! :)

    I shall get started today. I will be back with a full report next week.
    xo Catherine

  12. I haven't had a massage in ages. I ought to make time for one again.

    I would love to participate, but my attention span seems to have shrunk since I had children. Would you mind calling me up every morning and reminding me I'm supposed to do something nice for myself?

  13. Cute shoes.

    I don't know how to do any of the things you listed. Too indulgent. I have a confession to make. I got a gift certificate one year and four months ago for a massage, but haven't used it. What's wrong with me?

    Sorry you had so many bad things happen this summer. May it go up from here.

  14. Hi Sharon .. can I wait about six weeks .. when I move into my new flat - bliss to have my own space again .. then I'll be looking after me!

    Enjoy your week away visiting blogging friends .. and any treats you can give yourself ..

    Happy days and see you on Friday .. Hilary

  15. Love those shoes... and I will try and do something nice for myself.

    Thx for the push in the right direction.

  16. Ooohhh there is nothing quite like a sparkly new pair of shoes to put the spring back into your step!! I LOVE shoes *sigh*

    C x

  17. Love the pedicure and shoes!
    Good for you getting a massage! I haven't had one in ages!
    Hmmm, what to do, what to do... :)

  18. Also, thank you for my second wave of goodies that came in the mail! :)

  19. I hear and obey. Off to Trader Joe's to buy myself a steak and beer. I'm a simple man sometimes and this is all I want at the moment. Oh, then a nap too.

    Stephen Tremp

  20. Oh I love this idea! Good for you on treating yourself! :)

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

  21. That is great advice. I'll have to add it to my to do list...maybe at the top. :)

  22. Awesome, Sharon! I did buy a pair of clearance shoes this week. Today, I had a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup for lunch. Nothing like a little comfort food to be kind to myself.

  23. Yay. I've been unkind to myself lately, so this is just what I need. :)

  24. THANK YOU! Shoe shopping going on calendar.

  25. AWEsome idea!! I will be kind to myself!! I'm a little late on this, but it's never too late to be good to me. Yahoo! Now I have an excuse. I'll be all like "Uh, I hate to get a massage, Hon. That's the rules."

  26. Good for you, Sharon! I have been doing just that the past couple of weeks, and it does revitalize you, doesn't it? Love those white shoes!

  27. Hi Sharon,
    I've just finished the "be kind to yourself" summer, and now need to spend to next two weeks cleaning up the house and getting things organised to return to school.

    I will likely continue those naps, though, and I am going to take time out of the cleaning day to read and write as nourishment for the soul.

    Great idea for all of us to do on a regular basis though.


  28. I'm glad that most of you seem to be taking my advice...and are planning on being kind to yourself this week. :) I've been replying via email to those of you who have enabled it through blogger.

    Hema and Anne-Marie...I hope you both have had nice holidays. I've been a bit jealous of both of your photographs. :) (wink)

    Hilary MB--Good luck with the move!

    Carol (from England) Nothing feels richer than having new shoes...

    I think I was able to send everyone else an email. If not I appologize...and promise to better on Friday. :)

  29. I love that you created an International Be Kind to Yourself Week. Talk about a positive movement! Too bad I am a little late to the party. But now that I know, I'll have to come up with something...