Oxygen

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.

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