Shedding the Superwoman Illusion

A Walkway under an arch of Hau Trees looking toward Sans Souci beach

Good Day, God!

My Life is beginning to feel like this lovely Hau Tree walkway. There is time to stop, take photos, appreciate the beauty all around me. I am Walking, not Running. It is Wonderful!

Of course, first I had to stop valuing SPEED and PRODUCTIVITY. That was not easy, God. In fact, I guess it happened slowly — over time — no doubt with Your help. I say that because folks stuck in addictions need Your Help!

Turning our lives over to a Higher Power? I don’t suppose You fret too much about what we call You, God. After all, You are looking at our Hearts — looking WAY beyond Words!

And now I am honestly puzzled as to why it took me so long to slow down and do less. Why, indeed!

Maybe because I was born around the same time Superman was created? I did grow up listening to Faster than a Speeding Bullet . . . able to Leap Tall Buildings in a Single Bound!

I’m smiling, God. I realized a few years ago that while I was still (in my own mind) leaping tall buildings in a single bound, landing was getting harder and harder! Ah, but I thought I  just had to TRY HARDER.

Now, I am working at building in recovery time. In May, after returning home across 11 time zones, I am going to do NOTHING for several days! I will just block that time off on my calendar.

Wow! I am actually starting to stop pretending to be Superwoman and beginning to take care of myself!

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