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Why is it so easy to help others...

Saturday, July 06, 2013

But when it comes to taking care of myself I have fallen desperately short.? I like myself...I really do. But I've never been much of a people pleaser. I'm more the type who wants to please God. But I find myself in a boat now that demands that I start taking care of myself and to be completely honest...I'm not sure I know how. Old habits die hard. I was a teenage single mom ( I think that's where this stems from). To survive I always had to put my kids first. My clothes always had holes in them. Now that they are clothes still have holes in them. I have a wonderful supportive husband who would do anything for me, and I don't take care of myself for him. I seriously need help. Someone smack me out of this! emoticon
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  • JUDITH316
    My prayers are with you and I am with you cheering you on your journey, you have come to the right place, we at Spark People will stand with you encouraging you along the way...

    Yes, I am with you in wanting to please God and help others, that is a have been doing all the right things in that area, however, what is needed now is for you to start taking care of you...

    God Loves you and desires the very best for you, He is with you and will help you and give you what you need to move forward, and another awesome thing is you have all your Spark Community who are with you standing alongside you and cheering you on your journey!!!

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    247 days ago
    You aren't alone with this problem!! I have this same issue and I know my mom does!!

    The Scripture does say "Love your neighbor as you love yourself" but many of us struggle with truly loving and taking care of ourselves as we ought to. We don't want to be accused of bring a conceited person, taking it to the extreme in a vain form of self-love.

    But this is a safe place to learn that proper balance ...

    Welcome to the journey!

    1784 days ago
    You've come to the right place to "find" yourself and learn how to treat yourself right. The Spark People will have tons of resources for you to explore as you gain deeper insight. Just remember to be kind to yourself first and foremost. Once you can be kind to yourself the rest will follow. Do you journal at all? It can be very helpful to keep a journal celebrating the journey. It not only allows you to help get rid of the negative, it provides you with a road map of your successes and triumphs. Blogging will help with that too. I wish you great success with your goals. Take care and God bless, Deb
    1785 days ago
    Keep focused for success.
    1785 days ago
    Knowing that you need to change is half the battle.

    I understand wanting to please God and everyone else, but you need to take care of yourself if you want to continue taking care of them.

    Best wishes on your health journey. May God help you turn that corner.

    1785 days ago
  • JO88BAKO
    You said it. The kids are grown and your clothes have holes. It's time for you to take care of yourself. You earned it, you deserve it, you can do it!!
    1785 days ago
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