How full is your bucket?
Imagine you move to an alternate planet. Upon arrival, you are given the responsibility of always ensuring everyone’s cup is full of water at the beginning of each day. Without a full cup of water each day, your fellow plant-people will evaporate into the atmosphere. You have a bucket to use to deliver the water to each cup, but if the water level of your bucket gets below 25% full, cement blocks encompass your feet and slow your progress to fulfill your stewardship. How hard would you work to keep your bucket full knowing that the very existence of your fellow plant-people depends on your work?
Back to planet earth.
We are the mothers of wonderful teens to whom we’ve taught correct principles and now they’re governing themselves. We want to show up for this next phase of parenting in the best way possible, but honestly, we’re exhausted. Our buckets are bone dry. BUT we want to begin re-filling our buckets, even if we’re not sure how.
Maybe you need to take a long bath. Maybe you need an extra hour of sleep each night. Maybe you need a haircut. Maybe you want to get your creative juices flowing. Maybe you want to put a puzzle together. Maybe you want to catch up with an old friend. Maybe you need to get outside and let the sun hit your face. Maybe you want to dance to your favorite song.
While there’s not just one RIGHT way to fill your bucket, remember ~ once you really start taking care of yourself, you have so much more to give to those you love. What would fill your bucket?