A Cup of Coffee and Self Love

I’m not an early morning person but I love getting up before anyone else. The house is quiet and I can focus on just me. That’s why I like to grab my favorite mug and sit down in my rocking chair by the window. This is my ‘peace’ to what may be the “storm’ of the day.

This is the time I give to myself all the love so I can pour out to each of you. And I can do it all as I’m drinking my cup of coffee.

The sugar in my coffee reminds me to walk in kindness. The hot steam says yes but take no shit. You would think by now that people would know not to come for me they still need a reminder every once in a while.

I also take this time to remind myself of who I am, why I’m here and that I matter.. There are days that I need help reminding myself of that. That’s when I turn to affirmations.

I found the Dear Black Woman Project, an affirmation movement for black women by black women. These gave me life this morning. I hope they give you some too.

Ask for what you need.

Put on your life jacket first.

Doing nothing is ok.

Visit Dear Black Woman Project for more self-love and self-care. 

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