SELF-CARE ACT#59

share my box of chocolates

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TIME

Zero

BUDGET

Zero (I shared a present)

I’m pretty sure I was a marshmallow in a previous life.

And when I reincarnated into a human, my heart remained soft and spongy. Ready to melt at the first occasion.

Yesterday was Valentines’ day and my dear friend Amaria joined me at my office with a lovely surprise: a box of chocolates.

I wasn’t expecting it and she had absolutely no reason to bring me anything.

So I was really touched.

And started thinking about how a kind gesture can warm a heart.

Amaria, thank you so much for the thought.

On my behalf. And on behalf of the dozen strangers who shared the box with me

Because I gave a chocolate in your name to anyone who was willing to satisfy their sweet tooth.

I enjoyed very much the chocolate but I enjoyed much more:

– The proud I felt in overcoming the discomfort of offering chocolates to strangers (not all of them accepted)
– The pleasure of watching a surprised and genuine smile light up their faces, (especially those of the grocery store employees at 9 PM)
– The satisfaction of taking my share of joy and giving the rest away.

My friends, that was one of the most gratifying self-care acts I have done so far.

It was also one of the simplest: share what life brings you with others.

To be more accurate, yesterday I wasn’t just a marshmallow. I was a marshmallow which spent too much time in a bottle of champagne, and kept a bubbly, light and joyful heart.

From a happy day, love to all! And thank you Amaria!

PS: and speaking of sharing, you would make me very very happy by sharing some of the posts you like and inviting your friends to follow me. Thanks and love again (we never have too much of it, right?)

Did you like this post? Please share it. It would mean a lot to me and help your friends take better care of themselves.

WHY IS IT SELF-CARE?  Sharing chocolates is less for your stomach (especially if, like me, you can’t stop before you finish the box) and more your soul. Win/Win..

MORE ABOUT THIS

The hardest thing with this Self-Care Act is to talk to strangers.

I’m not shy but I felt uncomfortable offering chocolates to peole I don’t know.

So I started with the ones sitting next to me in my Starbucks office: I felt more confident in this environment. I’m glad I did because all of them said no 

 I needed to be encouraged to keep going, so I offered them to a barista I know and he said yes!

The first person who accepts your chocolate will give you the confidence to keep going.

You can try this self-care with someone as a joint act. It’s easier to approach a stranger when you’re not alone.

If you still can’t, sharing your chocolates with your family and friends is great too: they won’t be less happy than a stranger.

Much love to all!

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