Back in 2009 we moved into our house, and had the opportunity to watch the somewhat established gardens bloom. There were a variety of flowers.
On the side of our house in a shaded area grew a peony plant. I watched it grow and unfurl it's leaves, but no blossoms. I transplanted it to the actual garden, with sun and better soil. The next year it blossomed huge white flowers.
A part got left behind in that section of shade. It still grows year after year, as does the garden one. The garden one still blooms. The shade one never has.
When we think about self care and discuss the topic, always remember how much of a difference the environment can make. And be the sun for others.