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Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

Maureen Pratt Author PicYou have to rest, you have to take care…but your stomach cringes and you find yourself close to criticizing yourself for being lazy…Please, dear friend, banish the guilt!

Yes, at times, you might feel guilty that you are taking care of yourself while others around you are working. It’s that “I have to rest, but everyone else at home/work/school can’t” sense of selfishness that might make you cower (at best) or get up and get working, too (to the detriment of your health).

Today, TLC Tuesday, is a perfect time to reflect on your response to rest and care. If you are feeling those twinges and cringes of guilt, take heart and hold onto what you must do to be healthful, to take care of yourself so that you can take care of others and live out your God-given purpose.

When I get the stares or glares from others, or if I find myself feeling guilty about seeming to “not be doing my share,” I try to stop, pray, and be still inside and out. No one can make me busy or restful except me – and it’s only when I’m not doing what I’m supposed to be doing that I truly have the right and am in the right to feel guilty.

Blessings for the day!

Maureen

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