Thank You Me From The Past

I’m a little under the weather today. Nothing bad, just that cold that has been hovering around the edges has finally caught up to me.

But, I’m well taken care of — I had homemade soup, delicious hot honey + lemon + ginger concoction to drink and soft tissues for all the sneezing. Not because someone else stocked me up, but because me of the past, thought these things would be nice to have should I want them in the future.

And let me tell you, past me was right.

I opened up the freezer and pulled out homemade chicken soup. And there’s homemade turkey soup for tomorrow. It feels so nice to be taken care of like this!

As I was thinking about this today, I realized something.

There are lots of ways present me can take care of future me, sweetly, simply.

It could be as basic as making my bed for future me, because I know how she likes to see a made bed during the day, and crawl into one at night.

Or putting things away when I’m done with them, because future me loves to find things where she expects them and resents cleaning up after past me.

Chores don’t seem so much like chores when I’m doing them as a favor.

Even if the favor is for me.

Done future you any favors lately?

Is there something that you resent (or you’re even avoiding) that could be done as a favor to future you?

Perhaps it could be not doing that thing that future you will regret.

 

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