In the realization that we only have so much,
that our cup is only as full as we fill it,
It is okay to step back,
To say I love you, and I'm sorry,
but I don't have anything for you right now.
When connection feels inauthentic,
when it drains
even demeans our inner selves,
It's okay to disconnect and wait until you are guided back to connection...
We don't have to be everything to everyone.
We don't have to be everything to anyone.
Not our partners. Not our children. Not our friends. Not anyone.
We don't have to give more than we receive,
even though it feels better to give than to receive.
That's why it says "It is better to give than to receive."
It feels good to give.
It also says, "Love your neighbor as yourself."
The way you love yourself is a model the way you love your neighbor.
Remember to take steps back to love yourself for a while
Especially in the midst of your giving.
Have a beautiful day.