I feel good when…

“Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” 1 Corinthians 3:16, Berean Study Bible

I’m constantly thinking about the needs of my husband and our six children, wondering if they feel valued, if they feel loved, and if they are comfortable as they sleep at night. The needs of my friends are important to me as well. Do they feel valued, do they feel loved, are they ok. And sometimes I’m not ok while making sure everyone else is ok. But what I’ve realized is nothing is more important than my needs. Because if I don’t take care of Kesha, I can’t take care of anyone else. You ought to see how my children look at me when I tell them, “ok, Mommy is going to watch the sunset and write in my journal; I will be back.” I have to say it and leave right out the door without staring at their pitiful faces. Or you ought to see how my husband looks at me when I say, “baby, I’m going to the beach alone. I need the peace and quiet so I can hear myself think.”

But I realize they will be ok. They may not know how to accept the fact that you need care too, but they will learn by watching you. Every time you do something that makes you feel good, you’re teaching your family how to do the same when they have families one day.

Here’s a list of things I deliberately do that makes me feel cared for, which is what self-care is. What’s your list?

I feel good when I’m writing songs and playing the piano.

I feel good when I’m painting or shaping pottery on a potter’s wheel.

I feel good when I walk on grass barefoot and feel the sunshine on my face.

I feel good when I travel to a place I’ve never been and immerse myself in the new culture away from tourists.

I feel good when I soak in a hot bath and sing while using the side of the bathtub as my drum.

I feel good when I’m staring at the ocean.

I feel good when I learn something new.

I feel good when I’m driving listening to music with the volume turned all the way up, and the windows rolled all the way down.

I feel good when I am dancing.

I feel good when I can light a candle, sit down, and do absolutely nothing at all.

Prayer: Father, you’ve helped me learn how to lay down my life for others. Now, show me how to care for myself on purpose with no guilt or shame, and give my body, mind, and soul what it needs. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

25 thoughts on “I feel good when…”

  1. I feel good when I can sit down and enjoy a good book, be able to actually read it from start to finish

    I feel good when I can lay across my bed and watch a movie until the end

    I feel good when I can go on a nice walk and just talk about my day or enjoy the weather and sights

    I feel good taking a nice bath and light my candle and use all the BBW aromatherapy I can find and relax until my water is cold so its time to get out

    I feel good laying in my bed at night , thanking God for the day, falling asleep and waking with the sun shining in

    Thank you God for my blessings and my lessons.
    I can sit back and think of all Ive been through and still enjoy my life. Feel good about it and myself.
    I feel joy when I think about it this way!

  2. Amen. I feel good when I get up and be myself just talking to my Father. I feel good when I sit at the table writing my Father a love letter. I feel good just listening to the motivational speakers that boosts me. I feel good posting on FB about the goodness of God.

  3. AMEN!! We must learn how to take care of self. We have been taught that it was selfish to put ourselves first, but like you said it we don’t take care of ourselves then we will not be able to take care of those we love. Thanks! Be bless!!

  4. 😀 I feel good when I start talking to my Heavenly Father in the morning and afternoon about everything cause I need to vent. And when I’m on my way home from work. I listen to Environment music in my car to wine down. And on my days off of work I listen to music cause I love to dance and sing when I’m cooking or just because 😘🦋

  5. I need to remember how to do this. Just coming from a narcissistic abusive relationship, I gave and gave never doing anything for myself. I wasn’t allowed to think about my own feelings. I have started to do this again. I have to keep reminding myself that he no longer has any control and I don’t have to feel guilty or worried about what I’m doing. I’m finally taking care of me.
    Thank you for your words every morning. I pray that the Lord continues to work through you spreading the love and encouragement.
    They have made an impact on my life.
    Be Blessed!!

  6. This is a great word, We all need self care, as a reminder of what give us peace & happiness. We sometimes get so caught up in taking care of everyone else, we forget the ME. Keep doing the Lord’s work, I receive His words frequently through you. This has Inspired me with the prompting of the Lord to blog Devotionals as well.

  7. I feel Amazing when I wake up and see the 🌞 sun shining through the window. I feel GOOD when I do my totally body exercises and see amazing results from all of my effort 💪🏽🏋️‍♀️🏃‍♀️ I feel GOOD singing to my favorites songs, may be out of key, but sure sound GOOD to me🎙️🎤👄🎶👩‍🎤 LoL hehehe 😂 😂 I feel GOOD decorating my 🏠 house, I feel Good just taking a moment to meditate upon the Lord 🙌🏽 I feel Good eating my favorite ice cream with everything on top🍧🍦🍨 I feel GOOD going shopping🎒👜👝🛍️ YES LAWD🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽I truly feel GOOD looking into the mirror and seeing what a wonderful woman I have become🙌🏽 I Love Myself, I appreciate myself, I take care of myself.Thank You God for allowing me to have me time without feeling guilty ♥️🙌🏽♥️🙏🏽 Charlotte 🤗

  8. Amen I feel good when I’m long talking to the Lord and read the word of God to help me through the days of my life just having a peace of mind is some good for me walking on the tail with my headset on looking at the beautiful land .Thank you Jesus for giving me peace of mind. ❤❤🙏🏽

  9. Hi there woman of God. I just want you to know how powerful and inspirational these devotionals are. They always minister to exactly what is happening in my life, whether it’s about mental health, art, self care, spiritual growth, the acknowledgement of God’s love for us…. Every single post always minister to what is happening in my life. Sometimes I don’t see it at first, but eventually I do. You take the time to pour into our lives from God, so I’m taking this time to say thank you for availing yourself. You are a true blessing. I have never been blessed with a Devotional as sincere and powerful as yours. May God continue to bless you and your family.

  10. I feel good when I read God’s Word in peace.
    I feel good when I meditate.
    I feel good after I have done something good for another.
    I feel good when I can lay and just relax my mind.
    I feel good when I do a puzzle.
    I feel good when I can take a drive by myself.
    I feel good when I watch the sun rise.
    I feel good when I can watch the sun set.
    I feel good when I watch children laughter.
    I feel good when I can just sit in peace.
    I feel good when I always can say, thank You to our Heavenly Father.

  11. I feel good when I have a clean house, and I set the atmosphere for the Lord to come and sit with me.
    I feel good when everyone is home safe and I can have a good nights rest.
    I feel good when I make sure my elderly mother is bathed and I get her ready she looks happy and that touches my heart.
    I feel good when I give gifts to ppl.
    I feel good taking pics of the sunsets.

    Thank you for reminding us that we must do self care! ❤️ we must take care of ourselves as God intended us to 🙌🏼

  12. I feel good that I wake up another day and My Father has given me breathe of life .That He shows me new things daily to grow spiritually…I feel good that for yrs i struggled with health and weight and He has now shown me how important I am to His Kingdom..I feel good that He has given me strength to eat better to exercise and Praise God I’ve lost 10lbs in 2 weeks …I feel good that The Father has shown me that time alone for myself is ok to do..God is wonderful such a Gentleman!!!

  13. THANK YOU GOD ….
    I feel good when I am at my daughters house (Which is my get-away) and she pampers me, and oh MY GOD her balcony is my sanctuary where the clouds are amazing, the stars are so bright and this is the place where I sit and talk to my HEAVENLY FATHER for hours at a time.
    I feel good just seeing my growth and seeing how God has brought me from a mighty long way ❣️

  14. I feel good when God’s promise are revealed to me
    I feel good when I acknowledge myself
    I feel good when I learn
    I feel good when my environment is conducive
    I feel good as I become more aware and grow
    I feel good modeling self care and walk to my daughter

  15. HI😀😀😀 Kesha, Mrs. Trippett, Sister and Precious SOUL of GOD!!! 😂🙌🏾👏🏾😂🙌🏾👏🏾✝️💜🙏🏽✝️💜🙏🏽🙌🏾👏🏾HALLELUJAH!!! Most of your devotional writings have been in line with what the LORD is personally ministering to my heart, mind, SOUL and now body. Some of them have been conformation and reaffirmation of what the LORD has given me. Thank You Precious SOUL of GOD and Beautiful Woman.

    I was before the LORD within the last number of weeks about attending to myself for my Soul, Mind (Emotions), and Body sake. The LORD knows the Love I have for all SOULS: family, friends and neighbors all around; not just the one next door or above your head (St. Matthew 22:36-40 kjv).

    I believe the LORD appointed the time this week for me. I’ve have minimal to no interaction because its an Appointed Time of Solace for the ALMIGHTY 3 and me!!! I know everyone doesn’t understand it; and I had to overcome some things but as my Sister Friend recently told me 2 things I need to improve; one of them she said, “You need to take better care of yourself.”

    My child is cared for and engraved in the palm of HIS hand; and HE’S got my family, friends, neighbors and all souls in HIS care. I could go on but I PRAISE GOD for being GOD ALMIGHTY of and over Heaven, Earth, Humanity and ALL creation. GOD continue to bless, help and keep you, Mrs. Kesha, Bernard and the Trippett Household!!! GOD Bless All You Precious and Delicate SOULS of GOD and Beautiful Women.

    P.S.Jeremiah 23:23-24, ” Am I a GOD at hand, saith the LORD, and not a GOD afar off? Can any hide himself in secret place that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth saith the LORD.” As the children’s song says, “HE’S GOT You and Me, the Whole world in HIS HANDS.”✝️💜🙏🏽🙌🏾👏🏾🤗😘👋🏾

  16. I feel good knowing that I am Saved by his Grace!!!
    I feel good to wake up to another Day he has gave me and my family!!!
    I feel good when I can help someone in need!!!
    I feel good when I’m working and listening to K-LOVE
    I feel good when I’m ready my bible and can feel his presence

  17. Wow. Lord teach me self Care. In Jesus’ name. Amen

    Thank you Sis. Jesus for this post. Much needed.

    Blessings, Shalom and Agape.

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