One of my dearest friends was having a heart felt conversation with me today when he said, “I am so overwhelmed with my new work right now. I feel guilty about the lack of time I have for the people I love.”
I understood exactly how he felt.
Sometimes circumstances in life arise that make it absolutely impossible to spend extensive quality time with the people you care about the most:
A beloved child…
A lovely spouse…
A dear friend…
There just aren’t enough hours in the day to give your all to everyone and everything.
When situations like this arise in my life, unforeseen responsibilities that cannot be altered, I remind myself that “this too shall pass” and I hold tight to the idea that I can “do something for one day that I would find appalling for a lifetime.”
I must let go of my guilt.
Guilt will not change my present circumstance or bring me more time.
I must do the task at hand, spend what minimal quality time I have with those I love and also… I must make time for myself so that I have something to give to all: physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
“Dear God, help me to find balance during difficult times. Help me to let go of guilt and give what I can, with love, until I am once again able to give more.”
As I was posting comments the past few days and when I read this one this morning, I realized that I’ve fallen back on communicating with very close friends who are for away geographically. Everyone I my life is important to me and there are times when I’ve been consumed by emotionally “getting through” and ramping up a business.
I just sigh and feel fatigue as I try to get messages out and make calls to those I care about. I’m sure it will get better.