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Thursday, July 14, 2016

{ Take care of yourself }


I've been sick.
I won't go into detail, but......
I haven't been good for anybody or anything for a few days.

There were some things I wanted to accomplish,
something I wanted to do for somebody else and feel really guilty that I can't.  I've spent this morning on phone calls and texts and e-mails and my mind is absolutely racing.  Then, I came across this little "sign" on Instagram and felt the Lord speaking to my heart.

Us girls so often feel guilty if we put ourselves before our family and friends, but, sometimes it's absolutely necessary that we step away from it all or take a day to just rest and re-group.  I know that in my heart but my mind just won't listen until I reach the point that I'm down.

How about it, Ladies?
Is there something that you do just for you?
What do you do to relax and rest your mind and soul and body?

HOPE each of you do something just for you today to  help fill up your cup with joy!

(see you tomorrow for FFF)




6 comments:

  1. NOTHING! Absolutely Nothing, that's what I have to do 'Just for Me' when I've reached that time,Deb. I am like you in that respect,doing for others is a good thing, but there does come that time when you have to think of yourself or you won't be able to do for others. Take a nap, find that quiet place and sit awhile and let your mind rest.
    Enjoy and find that place today.

    Hugs,Sylvia

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  2. I am so sorry your feeling "under the weather" and like I was telling Linda E. (fellow blogger), honesty, I think it is the weather. Even here in NY, it is hotter/humid than you can say the words.

    I demand an hour-2 hrs (depending) to myself each day---shower, hair, makeup, devotional ---lately, I have not been getting that--and honestly, I snapped the other day. Like I told the guys, "Look, very rarely do I ask for much, but this time is my time, period." There are times when I just have to say no to whatever; commitments, family, friends, whatever. I hope that doesn't sound selfish...I get up early to avoid conflict and unfort...they have figured that out...anyways...sorry to sound so downer. We sure carry a lot on our shoulders, don't we?

    Sending you tons of love and hugs sweet friend.

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  3. I hope you are feeling better soon. I do get time for myself but often it's not relaxing or I have so much on my mind and I can't turn the thoughts off.

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  4. You are so right that we need to take care of ourselves first. Nothing gets done if we don't! It's not selfish, it's smart!

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  5. So sorry you aren't feeling well. Hope you are better soon!

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