Everyday I get hundreds of e-mails about saving something, making something better, calling someone to support some cause somewhere. Books. I have books about giving, books about serving somewhere, something, somehow. I have books and tapes, magazines and flyers, videos and cd’s. They are all good. Every single one of them is necessary and provides great value to our collective life on this planet.
Don’t get me wrong, these are good things. I ask for them. I take the opportunity to do a lot of the good deeds offered to me.
But, here’s the rub. Do I include myself? I better because if I don’t I’m not going to be able to do too many more good deeds. That’s a fact. Without applying the principles of the deed throwers to myself, my ability to do the good stuff I want to do diminishes with time. Am I exhausting myself? Good question.
OK Now, apply all that stuff to you. I didn’t want to start off with that because I didn’t want to scare you. BUT, if you aren’t replenishing yourself as you go along in your day, you are taking from all the causes you want to support.
So, get with the program. Get started on yourself. Love yourself. Live with yourself. Be yourself. Which means you need to believe in yourself. Take a break, a walk, study a course, watch a bird, a squirrel, a horse. What are they doing? What are you doing? What’s the difference between you? Ask yourself how you feel right now. Where are you going, what are you doing? Is it necessary? Is what you’re doing supporting what you’re doing? No, that’s not a typo. Rule #1: “Do what you’re doing. Don’t do what you’re not doing.” (Thank you Hale Dwoskin)