Pursuing everything that interests me can make my schedule a bit hectic sometimes. I have a tendency to book too many things in one day. Then, when an unexpected situation arises for which I’d like to offer help, I find myself squeezing even more into my already full day.
I was fretting over this yesterday when a friend said to me, “You know how on a plane they tell you to put your oxygen mask on first, then help other people with theirs?”
For a moment, the world just stopped.
Then I started laughing. I knew exactly what he was getting at but I’d never heard it described that way. It was advice often given to mothers: that in order to take the best care of your kids, you have to first take care of yourself. I realized now that this didn’t just apply to mothers.
So today I just want to say thanks to all my friends who know me so well and for the countless times you’ve given me the exact words I needed to hear at the exact moment I needed to hear them.