This past week since I have been sick, I have been going over and over in my head, what I have done wrong to have my body so run down that I got sick. Now you are probably thinking "Lynn, don't you remember the days when you got sick a lot?" Well, I do and I actually changed a lot of things in my life to focus on taking care of myself. I learned that through doing that and being more in balance and not running faster than I should, that I was a lot healthier and able to actually serve and give more. Now fast forward that 3 years... and here I am doing a LOT of things, and not actually paying attention to myself or my needs as much. Still all the time requiring a lot out my physical and emotional bank account. Those two things are not a good combination for me or my body and so ....here I am a week later and still feeling bad with this cold.
So when my daughter sent this quote to me the other day, it made me realize that someone probably wrote this for me or maybe even knew me. Or at least she sent this to me because she knows that her Mother hasn't quite learned this lesson yet. Smart girl, just hope she learns from her MOM to do as I say and not as I do. At least until I start doing the right thing in the future.
Good night dear friends!
"I want you to think of your life as an hourglass. You know there are thousands of grains of sand in the top of the hourglass; and they all pass slowly and evenly through the narrow neck in the middle. Nothing you or I could do will make more than one grain of sand pass through this narrow neck without impairing the hourglass. You and I and everyone else are like this hourglass. When we start in the morning, there are hundreds of tasks which we feel that we must accomplish that day, but if we do not take them one at a time and let them pass through the day slowly and evenly, as do the grains of sand passing through..., then we are bound to break our own physical or mental structure."