Most of us over age, forget or neglect to take care of ourselves. The rush and the race kills so much of us and we don’t even realize. Here is a poem on similar lines:
My dear lovely ladies,
whether you are in early twenty’s or late eighties,
You need not run to the door at the sound of the creaking gate,
the other person will wait!
I know you love your family to bits,
compromising your health you better call it quits.
Take care of yourself,
and then you can take care of others!
It is okay to rest and take a break,
Do it for your own sake.
Sip the tea hot and slow,
A lot of work is pending, I know.
Breathe, relax and go with the flow.
Sleep a little more when you feel like it,
putting others first always you quit.
remember, you have just one life to live,
So live to the fullest and your best you give.
This post is written for Day 28 of UBC
Women, literally work themselves to death in many cultures. We are fortunate to be able to pace ourselves but so many women can not.
I wish women listened to these words of wisdom. I wish I listened to this. Somehow, I let my health suffer and am always anxious to do more than perhaps I should. Thanks for the reminder , really
You read my mind and told that aloud. Women have been doing everything yet are told – what do you do all the time! They are always working – at job, at home, running errands and no time for themselves! I hope they read this post and most importantly listen to it!
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It’s easier said than done. The set pattern cannot change unless women take some conscious steps. But again, women are born with such instincts.
These are pearls of wisdom, I tell you. Look at me! I had put on weight like there’s no stopping. All my mom asked me was, “Now that you are married, do you think you needn’t take care of yourself?”.
Well, that’s the case with many of us, right!
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We never change. But we should. Good one. 🙂
Again a very relevant post Ramya..we all need to take care of ourselves first..then only we can take care of our family.
You couldn’t put it in a better way, take care of yourself first. Heart felt poem:)
This is such a lovely poem, especially for moms since they need to take care of them first!
This one is your best Ramz- I just love the stringing of words to put across each emotion/dilemma faced by the woman! Awesome one babes! Keep writing more.