We forget this, don’t we? We get so caught up in doing everything we think we should be doing, taking care of our family, our children, our friends, our pets. Paying attention to our jobs, following orders, instructions, leads. Watching the weather, preparing for anything adverse; “Is the gas tank full?” “Do we have enough milk?” “Did I lock the front door?” Did I confirm that thing I’m supposed to?”

We make lists and post it’s, we add reminders to our phones and calendars. We set alarms and alerts on our phones and computers. Seems like we are doing, doing, doing, all the time. And there is never, ever enough of it, the time. There is always one more thing, one more task to complete. Or start.

And at the end of the day, when we fall into bed exhausted, reviewing our day, thinking of the more that needs doing, and planning for tomorrow that which we could not accomplish today. And we neglect the one thing that we need to do in order to do anything that is to take care of ourselves.

James Hollis wrote: “We are not here to fit in, be well balanced, or provide an example for others. We are here to be eccentric, different, perhaps strange, perhaps merely to add our small piece, our little clunky, chunky selves, to the great mosaic of being. As the gods intended, we are here to become more and more ourselves.”

Take a moment, won’t you, and celebrate you? You might feel defeated today, or less than, but you aren’t and you won’t be. Remember to take a breath, really deep, put your feet on the ground, and just be…You are lovable and you are loved. As always, my hopes are for your hopes and dreams…..T