Webster’s New World Dictionary states: ‘CHERISH’ means: To hold dear; To feel or show love for; To take good care of; protect; To cling to the idea or feeling of. The American Heritage Dictionary adds: To treat with affection and tenderness. What do you Cherish? We at times get so bogged down with everyday minutiae that what we cherish is ignored.
Cherish sunsets, wild creatures and wild places.
Have a love affair with the wonder and beauty of the earth.
Sometimes we need to remind ourselves
what we Cherish
and how it makes us feel.
Here is an exercise when you are feeling stressed and want to bring in more positive healing energy. Write down the things you Cherish. Try using the definitions shown below :
1. What do you hold dear?
2. What do you feel or show love to?
3. What do you care for?
4. What do you Protect?
5. Most importantly what do you Cherish about yourself?
Be as spontaneous as possible when going through this list. Allow these cherished thoughts to flow freely. Don’t judge what you should or should not be thinking.