Express love and affection toward yourself. Do this as you might toward a lover. Write a letter to yourself, saying what you long to hear. Write a letter to someone you love, sharing some part of yourself that you long to be known. Or better yet, have dinner together and tell this special person what is in your heart and on your mind. Practice physically nurturing yourself with tea, baths, cuddly blankets, naps, colors, scents, or delicious foods. Make a list of things you admire about yourself. These are all ways of being receptive to your inner being, holding yourself in reverence, and generously giving to yourself.

Nanette Sawyer in Hospitality - The Sacred Art