Balance emotion with reason.
Combine detachment with doing our part.
Balance giving with receiving.
Alternate work with play, business with personal activities.
Balance tending to our spiritual needs with tending to our other needs.
Juggle responsibilities to others with responsibilities to ourselves.
Balance caring about others with caring about ourselves.
Whenever possible, let's be good to others, but be good to ourselves too.
Some of us have to make up for lost time.
Today, i will strive for balance.
I try to remember now, to always help others, but not if it comes at an expense to myself or my children. By expense i mean, emotionally, mentally, or physically. I used to put every other person on this planet's needs before ours, and then I would just end up resenting people, and bitching all day long about whatever it was that i had done for them.
I will always want to help others...i think everyone does to a certain degree. We all want to feel appreciated don't we? I keep a healthy balance now, by asking myself if helping or giving to a certain person or thing comes at my own or my children's expense. If the answer is no...then i know that i will never have a reason to bitch about it, so it is all good.
I can't stand bitching...i never want to be a complainer ever again!
Anywayyy...Nicole and i had a pretty cruisy day today. She was home sick today...boy was she sick. She has come right now though, so back to school for her tomorrow. We had the hugest sleep in this morning.
Dan stopped by for a quick visit on his way home from work...then we proceeded to go back to sleep! Nicole woke me up at noon to take Nixon for his walk. Thank goodness she did that or else i would have slept right through his walk time. Man it was hard to drag my sleepy butt out of bed and take him walking, but he had not been on a walk in 3 days and was driving us bonkers. Poor little guy. He handled it quite well actually. Better than i thought he would. I had not been able to take him walking over the weekend because of having to transport Nicole back and forth from Howick for her party.
So Nixon and i did our huge walk. Got back home and checked my emails, and there was one from my favourite mum to be...my sister, Tracey telling me that her waters had broken and they were on their way to the hospital! I rang her straight away because she had sent the email a few hours earlier...and all is well, but she won't be going home anytime soon.
At the moment that means she is 7 weeks early, and i think they are trying to keep it in there for another day or two. On Tuesday, their time, she is 34 weeks and i think they are trying to keep it in there until then. At any rate, the little bug will be born at some stage over the next 36 hours.
I wish i was there, so badly, to support her and Tim through this time. Monica and my other sister Kari, jumped in the car with my little nephew Zeke, and drove all the way from Spokane to Boise, as soon as they heard. I wish i had been able to do that road trip with them! They had just arrived at the hospital, the last time that i spoke to Tracey.
That was at 9:30pm on Sunday night their time, and Tracey was going to try to sleep. I told her i would not ring again until the morning, their time...and they are going to ring me if anything happens over night. I am thinking of my little sister, becoming a mum for the first time, after the struggle that they had to get pregnant...and all my thoughts and prayers are with them at this special time.
I hope that everyone that reads this sends positive vibes and a little prayer for Tracey and Tim, and asks that their little bug makes a safe and healthy arrival into this world.