I know, I know. You aren’t supposed to be selfish, you’re supposed to share your fruit snacks, hold the door open for others, buy your little brother a souvenir too.
Well, I’m speaking of the same word but a different application.
Have you ever tried to give someone a ride to work but you don’t have a car? Have you ever given someone $20 when you only have $10? Nope, not possible right?
You can’t give someone something you don’t have. You can’t give people a ride or money if you don’t have it, but you also can’t give them love, help, or encouragement either, because you can’t give out of lack. If you don’t have it FIRST, you are of no use to yourself and cannot help anyone else either.
A sick and run down parent is not of much help to a sick kid. A hurting friend can not be an authentic friend to others until they deal with themselves and their issues first. Take care of yourself first and THEN you can take care of others.
It’s my BURFDAY!
Birthdays always bring a few moments of reflection, gratitude, and planning for me, in that order.
As I think of the days that have passed, give thanks for all I have and don’t have, and plan for what I want the next year to look like, I can say that I am proud of the life I live and I look forward to improving it.
I am excited for another year of life to make a difference.
I couldn’t choose one, so enjoy both.
Happy Mother’s Day
There Is No Irreplaceable Man
Sometime when you’re feeling important,
Sometime when your ego’s in bloom,
Sometime when you take it for granted,
You’re the best qualified man in the room.
Sometime when you think that your passing
Will leave an un-fillable hole,
Just remember this simple example,
And see how it humbles your soul.
Take a bucket and fill it with water,
Put your hand in up to your wrists,
The hole that you make when you leave it,
Is the measure of how much you’ll be missed.
You may thrash all you want when you enter,
You may stir up the waters galore,
But just wait for a moment
And it is still the same as before.
The moral of this is quite simple,
Just do the best that you can.
But please always remember
There is no irreplaceable man.