Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Taking Time...

I was reading a friends, Rebecca's blog today and she wrote,"Why is it so easy to sacrifice our time for others but so difficult to sacrifice it for ourselves." It is true. As women we were so many different hats in our lives, wives, moms, daughters, sisters, and friends. Many of us work and volunteer and serve in our communities, schools, and churches. Most of the time there is very little time left at the end of the day, and if there is, we probably just want to sleep or do nothing. There is a simple joy in doing simply nothing.  We need to remember to take care of ourselves, that we are just as important as the people we serve. What a great example we can be to our children if we  let them see that Mom is important, her dreams and goals matter.

I think it is an important lesson to show them that when we do take time to put ourselves first, once in a while, that we are reaffirming who we are. We were someone, an individual before we married and became parents, and it is important to not lose sight of that person. When we do this, we will be more able to continue to serve those we love. We can only go on so long without taking care of ourselves. So today do something for yourself, take a few moments, remember your dreams, and make a plan to realize them. You and your family will be blessed for it.

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Wow, I don't think I've ever been quoted before! Thanks for sharing the message!

 

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