Love is Kind

“Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .” ― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

Since the fall I have been hitting days of not being able to fall asleep. This is really unusual for me. I am one of those sleepers that falls asleep, does not roll around, or wake in the night for the bathroom run.  It seems so strange to be laying there awake from 9 pm through about 2:30 or 3:00.   On facebook I note others suffering from this as well. Either they fall asleep for two hours and are awake the rest of the night, or they just never fall asleep. They seem to gather on facebook with that "What, you too?  I thought that no one but myself.... was awake and unable to sleep."

Mine is stress related.  The older I am, stress seems to permeate my sleep patterns.  Once the pattern of awake is established, it is not easy to break it.  

I am learning to be kind to myself.  If I do not take care of me, I cannot take care of all those around me. Make sure you are taking care of yourself.  Love your self.  Realize that all that love and energy you expend on others depletes your surplus and you must replug yourself in to be the best you can be. Be kind to yourself.

Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.  Matthew 7:12