When I think of the things I’ve GOT to do
I feel depleted before I’m through
I feel defeated with all “to do”
And then I hurt instead.
What I think of tasks I “SHOULD” complete
I feel exhausted and not replete.
I feel reluctant and get cold feet
And then just stay in bed.
When will I give myself a break?
And enjoy my life? Stay home and bake?
Or play and dance for just joy’s sake
With those I’d love to see?
A pinched nerve here, cancer there —
The Universe has a plan.
If I won’t heed my wisdom’s call
It will help me understand.
There’s NOTHING that I’ve “got” to do
No “should” will help me carry through
No need to feel I’m stuck in glue.
Just give myself a break!
Take a pause from the constant grind
Nurture your body. Clear your mind.
Tune out the dull cacophony.
Tune in to synchronicity.
It’s all God’s timing.
It’s all God’s plan.
Relax your ego, just be a fan
Of inner guidance, of your Soul’s desires
No longer in these tangled mires
So breathe, my Darling,
Just breathe and breathe
And stop and rest and then conceive
A life of joy
A life of fun
Your next phase, Dear, has just begun.
No more “got to’s.” No more “shoulds”
Just rest and play – feel free and good.
You can do it! It’s the only way.
To stop the hurting, to save the day.
Just one breath, and then one more
You’ll love to see what’s then in store.
For you, for yours, for the world to share.
Make the time, My Love, for your own SELF care!