Last summer on our road trip to Oklahoma, we headed east through southern Colorado. Just like a large part of Colorado, this is a beautiful part of the state winding through the mountains. Driving along enjoying the scenery, my eyes caught the road sign -- Walsenburg: 54 miles. My eyes moved to my gas tank -- 38 miles to empty. I knew having driven this road before that there aren’t any towns in between. Oops!
No problem, I thought. My husband and I both have been known to “test” the boundaries of car gas tanks. Back before our cars told us “how many miles to empty”, we both were known to “just keep going.” And, yes, that found us stranded a few times. Haha.
As the kids and I were driving, I couldn’t help but watch the miles count down, realizing that my car was going to hit 1 mile to empty and there was still no town in sight. As my “miles to empty” went down, my prayer count went up!
The short end of the story is that we stopped at the first gas station we came to, having been on “1 mile to empty” for at least the last 5 miles! Needless to say, I was very grateful, and it was time to fuel up!
I had to “feed” my car to keep it going down the road, or we’d still be sitting at that gas station in Walsenburg over 6 months later.
I know it may sound cliche, but do you ever feel that you are “running on empty”? A lot of times we take better care of our cars than we take care of ourselves! If we don’t give them fuel, change the oil, replace the tires, etc., they will not keep going.
How about you? Do you keep trudging along on empty? Of course, I’m sure you eat every day. But are you going along without what you really need? That kind of fuel is called self care.
Cura.Te is Latin for “heal thyself”. Found in an ancient proverb in the Bible, it is also translated as “care for thyself”. We like to say in today’s words, “take care of yourself”.
That’s what Cura.Te is founded upon. It took me many years to realize that taking care of myself was not selfish. Can anyone else relate?
I now believe that you need to take the time to love and take care for yourself, so that you can take care of those you love. If we have an empty cup, we will have nothing to give to others. I love the saying, “My cup runneth over.” What’s in the cup is for me, and what runs over is for others. And when I keep my cup full, it continually runs over!
Are you needing to be fueled up, Friend? I know during this time we especially we need to have love more than ever. This looks differently for everyone but I hope that today you will take some time to figure out what you need.
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Have a great rest of your week. I hope your cup runneth over, as mine does for you.
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