Unless our paid jobs are directly related to the medical field or police services, we’re unlikely to find ourselves actually and literally saving someone’s life.  Unlikely, but not unheard of.

             But we know that small bits add together and make a larger whole.

Rendering Aid

             Today we are talking about making a difference in our lives and that of those around us.  We begin with self-care.  Obviously.

             When we are well, we can help others.  When we take the time to nurture ourselves and start from a solid healthy place, we are better able to lend that aid, tend to the comfort and care of those who are important to us.

             It, like so many of our messages, sounds so simple.  But, also like so many of them, it’s not easy.  (Is it EVER?!)

             Our culture does not value the immeasurably fantastic (and necessary) act of “resting” as it should.  Meditation and prayer needs to be on the VERY top of our list.  Good nutrition and plenty of sleep, those are the basics.

             And, when I was directed to return to our regular rotation around the card altar, we were given another item-of-importance from this same category.  It’s as valuable as the Elements.

angelic help

“Friendship  ~

Contact a friend.

When you are mirrored with love,

you see yourself clearly.”

             This isn’t one of my favorite illustrations, but I just now noticed that the sitting-up person on the right has wings.  Which also makes this a reminder, yet another part of being able to help, is asking for assistance from our Team.  And then, accepting it.

Today’s Deck:

Self-Care Cards by Cheryl Richardson

(No such thing as a coincidence!)

Today’s Sharing:

is something that I’ve come across three times in the past week.  Until then, I’d never heard it at all.

F (false)

E (evidence)

A (appearing)

R (real)


4 thoughts on “To Be Of Service

  1. Rendering aid, no matter what that “aid” might be is one of our responsibilities as humans. Help how you can, give what you can. I also like that “definition” of fear. Pretty darn accurate when applied with a broad brush. There are some things worthy of fear, to be sure. Most things, not so much.

  2. Self-care is a necessary thing but hard to get in the habit of doing because of our culture. Especially for us women who are taught that to put ourselves first is selfish and unnecessary. The mental health people are putting the word out as best they can but it is still going to be a very long time before this country gets with the program. When Spider Bait went to Europe his senior year, one of the things that made a big impression on him was the fact that over there -living- life was the important thing. Most people felt that living your life without ‘smelling the roses’ as it were, was not living. They just shook their heads at us Americans and felt we still had a lot to learn. Spider Bait was impressed on how much more comfortable (not in a physical sense) that life was over there. The whole attitude was different. We could use a little of that over here.

    Okay, here’s my father’s bullet counting daughter at work. My big complaint about some artists is their lack of knowledge about what they’re picturing. Absolutely no one I know would ever be comfortable -sitting- on those rocks for any length of time let alone lying on them. And forget sleeping on them. They can literally cut off the circulation to your leg lying there like that. So for those of us who have spent time in nature and on rocks, that is one uncomfortable image. *shakes head*

    And, “OH!”. I used to know that definition of ‘fear’! I don’t remember where I saw it though. But! I had forgotten it! Going to get that written down right away. And here’s a funny, “Too many folks go through life running from something that isn’t after them.” -Unknown

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