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By Vernalee

When we travel, the flight attendants alert us to put the oxygen mask on ourselves first before attempting to help others. This is not a selfish command, but one of immense survival. How can you help others, if you are struggling; if you are not secure? In like manner, how can you guide others, if you are lost and don’t know what to do? It is imperative that we sufficiently get ourselves together before we extend help to others. There is a strong tendency to follow when the leaders know what they are doing and where they are going! Right? Operating from a position of strength helps us to help ourselves and better direct others. This strength extends beyond our physical capacity, but travels to the realms of our emotional inner self. It starts with us! We cannot reasonably ask of others what we cannot or refuse to do ourselves. If we are a beacon, others will see our light from afar. Our stability helps us to better assist others; to become a beacon of hope.

"The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”

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Aug 15, 2023


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