‘Take care of yourself’

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7th Oct, 2023

 Self-care is not synonymous with self-indulgence or being selfish.

Self-care means taking care of yourself so that you can be healthy, you can be well, you can do your job, you can help and care for others, and you can do all the things you need to and want to accomplish in a day.

A cobbler lived in a large village and he was the only cobbler in town, so he was responsible for repairing the shoes and footwear of everyone.

However, being awfully busy, he didn’t have time to repair his own shoes.

This wasn’t a problem at first, but over time, his boots began to deteriorate and fall apart.

While he worked feverishly on the boots of everyone else, his feet got blisters and he started to limp.

His customers started to worry about him, but he reassured them that everything was ok.

However, after a few years, the cobbler’s feet were so badly injured that he could no longer move about, or work and no-one’s footwear got repaired.

As a consequence, soon the entire town started to limp in pain, all because the cobbler never took the time to repair his own boots.

This simple principle is so often disregarded.

If you are in a responsible position and are one of the important links in the groups survival chain and if You do not look after yourself, after a while you’ll not be able to do good for anyone else either.

Your best intentions will mean nothing and you’ll be unable to do what you’re meant to do.

This goes for all, the leaders, social workers, teachers, even parents, breadwinners, homemakers, everyone.

If you don’t take the time to care for yourself, no-one else will.

Are you taking care of yourself??

This weekend, take Care of yourself first and stay blessed forever.