Dr. Albert Schweitzer said:
“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”
Have you met someone or experienced a life altering change that has rekindled that inner spirit which made you look back at the dreams, the plans, the hopes and the passion for an interest or two that you once had?
For the reason that you became too busy and wrapped up “catching up with life” and unwinding life’s intricacies, that that inner fire took a back seat until it was rekindled.
Or maybe not.
For me, having too much to do with so little time, I somehow forget along the way what is that inner spirit, that inner fire that kept my hopes alive back when I wasn’t preoccupied with parenting duties, homework and projects taking care of the children, teenage issues and those occasional hormonal imbalances coupled with my students’ issues.
During my “me” time, I try to focus on what I still desire to do to live life more fully, to be healthier and to get in touch with the me that I forget amidst all the tasks I need to accomplish. Much like feeling that the days are long but the years are short, I don’t feel guilty when I see the need to be with myself.
With a bar of chocolate all for me.
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