It Is The Wise Thing To Do
Every week day morning, members of this community receive an email from me in which a motivational piece is shared with the intention of supporting them through the day. A large part of the reason for doing this is and very early in the morning is the recognition that you have to take care of yourself first. Whether that is the first thing in the morning or first in line.
Some of you might read that and think “selfishness ” is being promoted but you could not be any more wrong. One of my favourite analogies is the direction given just before a plane takes off. In the safety instructions, the airline staff tells you to put on the oxygen mask on yourself first. Basically take care of you before you attempt to help your fellow passengers or even the child sitting on your lap or next to you. Why? Well you cannot be of help to anyone if you are gasping for air, weakened and/or lifeless can you?
Intersecting Lives: Care Of Self
Weekday Wisdom© is emailed to Subscribers Monday through Friday and this week the focus of the motivational messages is “Intersecting Lives.” What that means is paying attention to the people with whom you share life experiences and that includes strangers. An essential part and quite possibly the most important step is to take care of you first before stepping out each morning, entering a relationship or to be better prepared to meet and interact with the challenging people who you will meet throughout the day.
In keeping with this focus, today’s Tuesday Thought© highlights this Jamaica proverb: “Parson christen him own pickney first.” Translated from patois to English, the saying is: “A pastor christens his child first.” Watch this video for an explanation of the proverb and how it relates to the theme of intersecting lives and taking care of yourself:
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Have a great Tuesday!