We spend alot of time talking about the importance of being kind to ourselves and doing things for ourselves. I have been researching stuff for recovery and found this poem that seems to go right along with this. I hope it is O.K to post this as it isn't CAL approved but it isn't a book. If it's not O.K. please feel free to delete and you won't hurt my feelings.
Love After Love
by Derek Walcott
The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other's welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,
the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life