When I’m thinking there’s not enough of me to go around,
I’ve got to STOP myself and say,
“What is it you are trying to do?”
And “is there are different way?”
Am I taking on the problems of others?
Am I trying…their life….to fix?
Is what I am doing elective or necessary?
And where is MY LIFE in the mix?
Wow! Sometimes I find I’m all over the map,
Into problems that aren’t mine to take,
And because I’m soooo good at taking on others’,
I forget what is good for my sake!!!
I need to uncover ….my motive for actions,
And I’m amazed what I see about me.
I jump in and help when NOT even ASKED,
To prevent others from hurting, you see.
I need to pull back, and allow them to learn,
The gift I can give them…is let them find out,
How it is best to solve their own problems,
For that is what life’s all about.
December 8, 2012