Take Care Of You ...................for me!

Ireland
Ireland
Autumn
Autumn
Zion Park
Zion Park
Zion park
Zion park

I know .....that I first heard it here and
always will remember
Just who penned it though ?.....don't
know ...one or another sender

In the column of comments I'm sure
someone said to me
In wishing me the best I suppose .......
"Take care of you" ....you see

And so it got me to thinking about so many
of my new friends
Some just trying to express themselves
to all the possible ends

But still as times go by I still have to ask
do you take care of you ...mi amego
And if you don't .......what good is life
and where did it go wrong as though

You take care of the husband .....the kids and
give everyone a lift
You take care of Mom and Dad ........
I know that in itself is a gift

But don't forget the last one in line and
make a plan for yourself
You've been  putting...... you .......you .....you
way down at the bottom shelf

Heres a little picture and a poem for those
who're last in this world who knows
Some of my favorite hubbers ....I'm know  are
giving  souls .....and it shows !!!!


   I see people every day in my life whom I can see are frazzled in thier schedules , running for everyone but themselves . And thats great for your families , your co-workers  all the in-laws and out-laws. But ........What about you?  Take a moment when you stop tonight ...........a moment for you!!!!!!

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Excellent points.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hey Will Starr, It's so obvious that so many fine people carry such heavy loads today , No? I really feel for those with lines on their brows. You take care too Will!


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

What a great caring thought from you, ahorseback. I'm with you. It saddens me that so many are burdened with everyone else's loads while they are neglecting their own welfare. If one is not "whole" himself/herself - it won't be long before one runs out of the extra for others. It's no selfish - it's sensible and giving to stay OK oneself. Good thought and beautifully presented. I'm voting it up and other praises.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Nellieanna , Thank you my dear. We do care huh? Be well.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

This is written lovely and insight. And it does contain so much wisdom. I tend to do this very thing. My day is usually 6:30am-11pm. I am thinking right now of all I do and wonder how it all happens in 24 hours! Recently, I have begun getting more sleep and taking better care of myself. People depend on me to be okay.

Thanks for your caring heart and beautifully penned words.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Very nice and so true. so many of us forget about ourselves, being so busy and worrying about everyone that we take care of. Voted up and awesome and thanks for writing this. Take care....you :)....p.s. loved the photo's too.


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CheyenneAutumn 5 years ago

Exactly!


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lorlie6 5 years ago from Bishop, Ca

I think of these things sometimes as I go about my day, wondering what Karma has in store. When all is said and done, I can be grateful for the opportunities to serve others-as Bob Dylan wrote, "You've got to serve somebody!'

Lovely photos, too, even though the Ireland one didn't load for me.

Take good care, friend!


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Aah, what a sweet idea from a sweet guy, tee hee


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana

The first time I ever heard the saying "Take care of you" was in Pretty Woman, when one prostitute was wishing an other prostitute well as she went off with a client.

I'm thinking you meant this a little differently.

This was beautiful, and very kind.

Voted up and beautiful and liked, because, well it's beautiful and liked! :)


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Beautiful message, we do need to have self love, so we can then extend it to others from a healthy place within. Enjoyed the photos!


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arb 5 years ago from oregon

Well done! You have pursuaded me to go back to bed. Thanks, I needed that>


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LaurieDawn 5 years ago

Ahhh Ahorseback, we do forget those times to take care of ourselves in the busy hectic lives we live. So I say we all need to take care of "us"! And I vote for saying thank you and take care of you too!

Blessings and hugs,

Laurie


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toknowinfo 5 years ago

Beautiful hub. Your writing is sensitive and caring and a reminder that we need to not put ourselves last on the list. Thanks for that.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

"........What about you? Take a moment when you stop tonight ...........a moment for you!!!!!!"

Superb points, and photos that take my breath away. Well done. Up and awesome.


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theseus 5 years ago from philippines

This is a touching hub.

Thank you for sharing this and for reminding us that we have to love ourselves first so that we can give love to others.

Voted beautiful!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hyphenbird, You have to ! Take care of you too. Everyone needs you but without you ? Where would they be. Be well.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Just ask Susan , What do we teach by give, give, giving.You must treat yourself to an hour of peace and serenity. And yet ...you already feel guilty for that.LOL. Stay well and thank you for being you.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Laurie , exactly. ! Be well ....


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Lorlie , you be well now carma will catch up to us.Don't forget a moment for you! Karma will understand.!Be well my friend.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Fossillady, And all for a sweet hubber like you. Take care of you!;-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Sueroy333, Ahh Pretty woman ...All! You look busy in that photo....Carefull! :-]


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Violet Sun , I just knew you would see this! :-]


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Arb , If you go back to bed , who will let the dog out!Take care.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Laurie Dawn , You are the busy one, be careful . Thank you so much for reading ,


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Toknowinfo, exactly , do it now! You can sneak a little nappy nappy can't you!Thank you .


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Theseus .You must , must be well! :-] Thank you.


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theseus 5 years ago from philippines

I do take care and love myself as much as I love and care for those I love.And I will always will, thank you.


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No_Clue 5 years ago

ahorseback, it is an easy thing to do, if one is a caretaker by nature to care for all others first...and if one's sense of self worth is tied to that, then the care of "self" of that caretaker is last, always...this is a very thought-provoking hub that is so very true...balance in all things is the goal, including "self care"...a lesson I am just learning! ~ Blessings~


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Theseus, Ok , just checkin'! Be well.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

No Clue , Be kind to you! We're all so lucky in that giving nature like yours.Thank you.


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crystolite 5 years ago from Houston TX

Good points and excellent pics to back it up.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Crystolite, thank you , Be well my friend!


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ladyjojo 5 years ago

exceptionally wonderful. I already fell in love with your writings. Nice indeed.

God bless :)


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Ladyjojo , thank you for your kindness , and sharing.

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