The Oxygen Mask

Seek balance… Whenever possible, let’s be good to others, but be good to ourselves too.” – The Language of Letting Go

Wouldn’t it be great if we could make everyone happy. If we could easily give them all they wanted, say everything they want to hear, and do all that they ask. They would always be pleased with us, think highly of us, and get along perfectly with us. In the past this was my goal, and it was destroying my happiness. Each time I failed to deliver I got upset, either at them, myself or both of us. I now know it’s not my job to make others happy. If I focus on taking care of me, being good to myself, I can give all that I have leftover – a better version of me – to be of service to them. Today I’m a bit more selfish. Like the oxygen mask on the plane, me first, then them. Actually, when I do that, we all end up happier and ILML! 

– JamieQ

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