Posted by: C J | December 3, 2012

Are you taking care of those things…………

Take care of ….

that take care of you?

Scrape—scrape, squeak—squeak, push and pull nothing helps, this stupid vacuum sweeper; is just not picking up anything. Ugggh– this thing is powerless, it’s not even picking up dust. I tried different angles, I pressed lighter and pressed harder, finally out of total frustration, I took it outside to look inside. I took the filters out and they were already so full of my “stuff” they just could not take in any more. Aha! How could I expect it to pick up more when I had not emptied it or cleaned it for months? This Aha moment sent me on a hunt.  Where else in my home am I ignoring the things that take care of me? I walked from room to room taking inventory of things that take care of me, that I have not been returning the favor.

Oops! How could I expect my water dispenser to give me healthy filtered water if I don’t keep the filter clean and change it as needed? How could I enjoy that great fresh brewed flavor-filled cup of coffee ~ if I don’t clean the coffee maker regularly? How could I expect my computer’s CPU to work and keep me in touch with the outside world via the Internet if I don’t keep it clean and pristine?  You get my drift!

Now after taking inventory of the good things that take care of me and my home, I turned that question internally and asked where else in my life am I not taking care of the people, places, and things that are already taking care of me? HMMM. How often do I show a friend or beloved one just how much I appreciate that they are a part of my life? And the other question became, where am I taking care of people who see my kindness as a weakness and who couldn’t care less about me?  I got the message loud and clear. In all of life choose those people, places, and things that will support you. I’m not advocating that you keep score but I am saying pay attention and spend your time and energy wisely.

Questions just for the heck of it: Post your response below.

  • Who supports you the most?
  • Who do you support the most?
  • Who are you supporting that does not support you?
  • What do you do when you become aware of someone who does not have your best interest at heart?

Come back soon for another cup of comfort!

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Responses

  1. Very insightful. Got to do better.

    • Suzzie,

      Thank you. I wrote this to remind me to do better. Maya says, if you know better you do better… ;0

  2. Great post. We all need to take care of those that we love. I know I am loved I sure love hard.

    • Rebecca2000,

      Thank you. You’re right and I need to put myself on that list of loved ones. 🙂

      • You do indeed. 🙂


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