Over the last two weeks, I’ve been getting ever closer to publishing my book. I’ve also been wondering what to write my next blog post about.
I wrote the title for this post, ‘Feeling the fear and doing it anyway’, a couple of weeks ago. Ever since then, I’ve been uncertain what to write. This morning, I know what to say, I’m feeling the fear (about writing it) and doing it anyway.
My fear is about opening up and saying how I’m really feeling right now.
I’ve had a pain in my shoulder and neck for the past couple of days. At times, it’s been hurting so much that I’ve been in tears. Yesterday my mum called, with a question about a day we’re planning together next week. She asked how I was and I told her the truth, not great. After a few brief words, she was off the phone again. I’m not going to start blaming my mum about how upset I felt. I could have been clearer about asking for her time and support in that moment. What that experience did though, was highlight, in contrast, the love and care I’ve received from my husband over the last couple of days.
He’s a very busy man. He is working long hours to build his business and provide us with the life we are dreaming of. However, in the middle of all his busy-ness, he held me and made me tea in the middle of the night, when I couldn’t sleep because of the pain. He brought me breakfast in bed this morning. He took the time to peel and chop fresh oranges and grapefruits. Before going to work, he massaged my shoulder, which he also did last night before we went to sleep. I know he’s got lots on his mind at the moment and plenty of work to fill his time. Still, he makes time, and makes it important to take care of me.
So my message today is all about time, I’m encouraging you to give it to those you love. One day, you’ll have no more time to give. I wonder, at the end of your life, will you look back and see that you gave time to those you care about. Will you have listened and given time to those who need a shoulder to cry on? Will you have stopped and noticed when they needed a hug? Whoever you are with today, will you give them your full attention and your time? Will that person leave the moments they have spent with you feeling full up with love and cared for?
Have a wonderful day, and keep in touch. Let me know how you used your time today, and more specifically, how you gave it to those you love?
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