*This blog was originally sent out on January 18, 2023*
Hey, Keepers! Happy Hump Day!
I'm on time this week! Woot Woot! No need to praise me for it. I'm just celebrating each win. 😊
How are you all? This is not a rhetorical question. I would really like to know. You all know you can reply to these emails, right? Well, now you do. Please do so whenever you feel so inclined. I'd like to hear from you.
For me, this week has been lighter than the first couple of the year and for that I am grateful. I am learning to be still whenever it is possible. Sometimes women, especially single moms, feel guilty for sitting in stillness, doing absolutely nothing. I am here to tell you that it is very necessary!
We've all heard the saying "you can't pour from an empty cup" and we often shrug it off as a cliche when in reality it isn't. If I am not taking the time to care for myself, mentally and physically, everything that I "pour" will be tainted by tiredness, aggravation, impatience, etc. And who does that really serve? No one. Not the pitcher (me and you) or the glass (others).
My daughter said something a few weeks ago that really struck me. She said, "animals hibernate in the winter so what can't we?" Now we all know that animals don't have to go to work and pay bills to provide for their families, but they do have the same responsibilities of care. Animals plan and prepare in such a way that allows them to hibernate (they don't sleep the entire time either. I could go into detail but I will spare you my nerdiness...this time) and to recharge. I realize that we can't all take months off to "hibernate" but we can create times of stillness in order to recharge. It is a must.
So that's your homework! What can you take off of your plate to allow for some stillness? We ALL have something. I just know it. You can keep this "something" to yourself or you can email me about it. Either way, it'll get you thinking and that's the ultimate goal here. 😉
Thank you for taking the time to read these emails. We appreciate you. ❤
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