Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Things We Forget (#HAWMC)

Today's WEGO prompt: Visit and make your own version of a short memo reminder. Where would you post it?

While flipping through pictures previously posted to my blog, I found this one. It shows that in case of an emergency, take care of yourself before others. It's not to be selfish. Not at all. It's a reminder that if we don't take care of ourselves, we do no good to those around us. Those who depend on us. 

Honestly, this picture speaks to me right now louder than any words. As a wife and mother, I often put my husband and children ahead of myself. However, if I don't take care of myself, how am I going to have the strength to take care of them? If I let my diabetes get out of control, will I serve them better from a wheelchair than if I took the time to exercise to keep healthy? 

I need to post this reminder several places. On the bathroom mirror, so I remember each morning to do something to take care of myself. On the nightstand, so I remember to get a good night sleep. In the kitchen, so I make healthy choices in the foods I eat.

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