We give our time.
We give our talents.
We give our choices.
We give our energy.
...to our work.
...to our children.
...to our families.
...to our communities.
We give because that is what we are supposed to do.
But once in a while, we have the opportunity to take back...
...to take back our time.
...to take back our energy.
...to take back our choices.
...to take back what we want to see and feel and hear.
And if we take that opportunity, we find that what it gives us is the
strength to give back when we need to without giving ourselves away.
Taking back isn't about being self-centered. Taking back is about re-finding ourselves in the midst of all we give.