Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Wishcasting Wednesday: Gifts

Today, Jamie is asking us

What do you wish to give?

Which is an amazingly hard question for me to answer! I am a giver at heart and often give too much of myself away. My delight is to know that I have made someone feel better or happier in some way for my having come into their life at any given time. I know that I fail miserably at that on some days. We all have those days and I try not to get down on myself for it, but it truly is my deepest joy to see someone smile or express relief or some other indication that I have been able to give them something (generally intangible) that they needed.

I believe right now, however, as I am giving away energy, love, and everything else to keep others moving and happy, I need to give myself permission to sit down and take care of myself once in a while. I cannot keep giving without refilling the well.

19 comments:

Robin said...

I have benefited from your kind words, but you DO need to give some TLC to yourself.

As Sulwyn wishes for herself, I wish for her with joy and light.

Sarah Lulu said...

Sulwyn's turn to accept nurture.

As Sulwyn wishes for herself, I so lovingly wish this for her also.

Lawendula said...

As Sulwyn wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Yes, you're right, you must refill from time to time.
I have given also- feeding your blog fish ;)
Take care!

faerwillow said...

~as Sulwyn gives so much and wishes for permission, something to take her away so i wish for her too...may you kick off the shoes and care deeply for yourself....for when the one who cares for most is down...so down goes the rest...may you have moments to rest & nuture yourself each and everyday!~

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

As Sulwyn wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.
{a warm hug, all for you}:)

Julie- Not in Oz said...

As Sulwyn wishes for herself, I so wish for her also.

Fill the well until it runneth over

Karen D said...

As Sulwyn wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. How great to remember to give to yourself, this way you will be then able to give to others.

Wendy said...

As Sulwyn wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.
So very true. You can not give of yourself without giving to yourself.

Lee said...

Wonderful! As Sulwyn wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Sarah said...

As Sulwyn wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.
Yes..sometimes we need to regroup..I wrote about that on Sunday myself! May you find the time to care for you so you may care for others. Wonderful wish!
Namaste, Sarah

Giulietta the Muse said...

Hi Sulywn,

Love that you are giving yourself permission to sit down! That's great and self pro-active. Enjoy this wish!

Giulietta

Eliza Lynn Tobin said...

well said. we have to draw in order to shine out fully!
as Sulwyn wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Kathy said...

This is sssooo true - you have to take give to yourself before you can give to others....

As Sulwyn wishes for herself, so I wish for her as well.

Angela said...

As you wish Sulwyn so I wish also! A very wise wish!

Laura Hegfield said...

Really good answer Sulwyn, we all have a tendency to give to others and forget about ourselves.

good for you...may this season of giving fill your well to the brim.

laura

Beverley Baird said...

What a great wish for yourself - giving too much really does deplete the well! Be sure to fill yours up!
As Sulwyn wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Lis said...

As Sulwyn wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

A timely reminder for me and others I can see :)

Carmen said...

Let go. Give yourself the gift of permission. As you wish for yourself I wish for you too.

Mucho love and wishes come true,

Carmen

Holly said...

The gift of self-nurture. As Sulwyn wishes for herself, may it be so. Blessed be.