Originally Posted February 23, 2011

I felt really well physically and emotionally today. I always love it when I go to a doctor and they are happy with my condition. I took the pups out for a long walk around the property when I got back. It was beautiful, no clouds, a blanket of white as far as the eye could see.

I wanted to go out for lunch. My wife is out today so I decided to eat with a friend of mine that I have not been alone with in a very long time. He likes the same food that I do so where ever I decided to eat would be fine with him. I could sit with him and say nothing and I would know what he was feeling, thinking, and vice versa. We have not been alone, really and truly consciously alone together for years, and I only realized that today. I really needed to reconnect with him, to just sit and be with him, enjoy his company and appreciate him completely. That friend is me.

I can’t remember when last I was truly alone with myself. Really WITH myself. Actually I don’t think that I ever really consciously spent time alone with myself. I don’t mean meditating or any thing like that. I mean just sitting and appreciating your own company. Feeling really good about yourself. Appreciating all that you have been through and faced it head on. You with you.

Well I did that today and it was really very, very special. I had a chance to sit and eat and actually thank myself for being me. There is no greater love than that love you feel for your self. In the words of the immortal RhuPaul, “If you can’t love yourself, then how the hell are you going to love anyone else?”

 

 

Written by Basil Rene

I maintain two separate blogs. One is LifeAsAnAnomaly.com where I discuss my life with sarcoidosis and the other is AChefTalksFood.blog, where as the name implies, I talk about food.

2 comments

  1. Initially I used to be scared that people would think I’m a freak . Not anymore . I go out and eat all by myself . I just love being by myself sometimes

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