“I don’t have time to work out.”
“I don’t have time to cook.”
“I don’t have time for me.”
“I put myself on the bottom of the list; I consider everyone else’s needs more important than mine, and at the end of the day there is nothing left for me.”
“I am exhausted; I don’t have much left to give.”
This is not an isolated incident here in West Michigan. This is an epidemic that is leaving us resentful, tired, sick, and angry. Somewhere along the way the belief that self-sacrificing, over working, and over giving is the most honorable way to live. Our culture praises us when we put ourselves at the bottom of the list and continue pushing our “just keep going” button. Especially parents. Especially moms.
Lets review some definitions so we are all on the same page:
Selfishness – having or showing concern only for yourself and not for the needs or feelings of other people.
Selflessness – having or showing great concern for other people and little or no concern for yourself.
We are all aware that selfishness is a characteristic taught at an early age to avoid.
“Don’t be selfish; share with your …