December 16 – Take Time For You

by Doris Jean Shaw

Sometimes when the moment is too big, too emotional, too breathtaking, you need to put the camera down and write the memory on your heart.

Have you topped a mountain and all you could say about the scene before you was “Whoa”?

Have you watched a sunset and for a moment been transported?

Take time for yourself.

Remember that you only have 24 hours in a day. If you put something else in, you must take something out.

The best way to get quality time with those special to you is schedule them in. Make a date with your significant other.  It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate, try finger food on the coffee table while you sit on the floor.

Put yourself at the top of your to-do list. It’s OK, really, to take care of your needs. Some time to do absolutely nothing but just be is absolutely essential.
You can’t go forward if you are anchored in the past. When you find your life derailed, take some time to evaluate.

Doris Shaw is a retired educator, Life Coach, author and member of Beauregard Parish Writers Guild “The Ink Blots.”  She loves to travel and writes romances, children’s stories and devotionals.  She presents a workshop, entitled “Reclaiming Me” that helps others find direction for their futures.


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