In Key Largo we stayed at a hotel, and there at the breakfast buffet I came across this:
It was on a coffee cup sleeve, with a message reminding the reader to relax:
Since when do corporate hotel chains have stress-reduction messages on their coffee sleeves?! I think this is a wonderful development. I flipped through the sleeve stack and found that there were four or five different versions, all aimed at making the world a better place: one on saving water (that one was a little obvious), one on sleeping well, etc. Each had that same little logo at the bottom.
We owe it to one another.
I love the dual meaning of "Take Care," both of others (water saving tips) and oneself (breathing deeply, sleeping well), and the implication that the two are one and the same.
What would happen if we did not care for ourselves? We would be reliant on others for our wellbeing - disempowering for us and burdensome to others.
Caring for ourselves is caring for others.
Caring for ourselves makes the world a better place.
Amen to that, sister.