Our card for today, Monday, January 22nd, is taken from the Fairy Tarot Cards – Ten of Spring – “Ask for help from others! All work and no play. Being weighed down by too many responsibilities.”
This card is reminding us that being busy all the time leaves no room in our lives for enjoyment. In today’s fast-paced world there is little room for time for ourselves, to do what we love to do. We go to work, we come home and work doing chores and preparing meals, we take our kids to their extracurricular activities, and then we go to bed and get up the next day and do it all over again. Add to that a long commute from home to work and back again for many people. Where is the enjoyment in life? Where in all this busy-ness is the time for doing what makes us happy? Do we even know anymore what makes us happy, or are we too busy to care?
It is time to slow down, to make time for ourselves and for doing things that bring us joy. If we need help to get things done, we can ask others for the help we need. We need to learn to delegate some of our tasks so that we are not running ourselves ragged, which if left unchecked will lead to getting “burned out” or a nervous breakdown. We weren’t put here to deal with everything by ourselves. Even kids are capable of helping out at home. Of course many feel that if they are not constantly running to and fro doing something or other, then they are not being productive. Some feel that they are being lazy if they take some time to just relax and regroup after a long day. Nothing could be further from the truth.
We need time to focus on ourselves and what makes us happy so that we can BE happy, and then also be more productive in other areas of our lives as well. If we are constantly running on empty, we have nothing to give to others. We need to make sure our own cup of health and well-being and joy is full so that we have something to share with others. Its okay to take some time off, to do nothing but relax or do something that makes us happy even if it seemingly fulfills no purpose but our own enjoyment. Life is not about working ourselves into an early grave, it’s about being happy. It’s about spending time with those we love, going places that lift our spirits, and doing things that we love to do and not because we have to do them. Otherwise we are out of balance. So remember all work and no play…
Have a great day everyone! ~Namaste~
Love✲ ¸¸.•*¨¸.☆.¸＊°˚ ˚
& Light ♫☯♪ ☼ Carolyn & Company
Artwork taken from the Fairy Tarot Cards, Ten of Spring.