Feb 20, 2015

Being True To Who We Are

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"To thine own self be true." William Shakespeare

Shakespeare in his wisdom knew that if we are true to ourselves, we are also true to all others.  The trick is being true to ourselves.  Do you know what you want?  Do you honor that?  It is all well and good to provide caregiving to someone in need, as we caregivers do, but we must also remember to be true to ourselves.  I started out to see my loved one 2 days ago and came into ground blizzards, cars in the ditch, and slippery roads.  I decided to turn back.  Instead I went yesterday, when the roads were clear.  This is a small thing, but - really - do we honor what is best for ourselves in the midst of providing care for someone else?

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