I so love the randomness that happens in my life.
So, I am in Paris for a couple of days. Just by myself, enjoying some real me-time. Doing whatever I want, whenever I want. That's how I decided to have just wine and a platter of cheese for dinner yesterday at a great wine bar. Gotta enjoy the best France has to offer, right?
This night, I thought a proper meal might be a bit healthier, so I went to a nearby restaurant and asked for a table for one. After taking me to the back, the owner of the restaurant discovered there was no free table anymore, so I was planning on leaving again. But then the owner stopped me and told me one of her customers invited me to her table. I happily accepted this kind offer and found out... That the lady inviting me was the waitress that served me the day before in the wine bar!
She was finishing her meal and had to start her shift in the wine bar soon after. We chatted a bit and came to the conclusion: just taking time to eat a proper meal, even though you are busy is a great way of self care. Not that I am that busy right now, but I definitely can relate to this in my work as a doula. Both for myself as for my clients this is a very good lesson to remember. You have to nourish to flourish. Taking good care of yourself means you can take good care of others. Thank you universe for this lovely encounter and take home message :).