Thought for the Day: Always take some time out just for you. You will be refreshed and ready to be "present" for your family and friends. You and they deserve it!
Too often we get caught up in all the things we need to do or want to do with our families and friends that we forget to stop and take time for ourselves. Wives and Mothers are especially guilty of giving so much of themselves to everyone else, except themselves.
We all need some time to be with our thoughts. We need time to reflect and see if we are headed where we want to go. We need time to spend on a favorite hobby. To take the time for ourselves means we are honoring who we are. Loving ourselves enough to give to ourselves a precious gift of time.
Doing so is not a selfish act. What would you tell your child if you saw him (or her) ALWAYS (and I do mean always) doing what others wanted or for others whether or not it was their own interest? Sure, there are times when we should go along with the group, but not always.
When you take the time to present for you, you are better able to present for those you love in your life. You are able to appreciate more of your time with them. You also might find that you are more relaxed and better able to face each day.
You deserve it!