It’s Five Minute Friday! I have 5 minutes to spare to work on my 31 day challenge, right? Of course I do 🙂
This week’s word? CARE
Yesterday, I wrote about change, and two of my big changes lately have to do with self-care.
And, all this month I’m writing about the beloved.
In English, we have so few words for some things, like love.
But, another word we often use is care. “I care for you.”
It’s often the filler we use for love when we don’t mean the really deep love…
We use it for others & we use it for ourselves.
Care… it’s another way to say our feelings towards someone are at the very least affectionate, if not deeper…
But, i decided to look up what it really means, and I was surprised:
as a noun:
- a state of mind in which one is concerned; worry, anxiety
- a cause or object of worry or concern
- protection; charge
- serious attention
as a verb:
- to be concerned, have a thought or regard
- to wish, desire, or like
- to have special preference
I found it interesting that there is more intensity to it: it is a cause for worry & concern. It’s protective. It is a desire & a like. It receives our serious attention.
And, I wonder, do I treat those I love with care? Have I been treating myself with care?
I’m not sure that I always do…do you?