Thoughts on Hymn #223 Have I Done Any Good?
(I've since learned to love it again, but it took a while to find balance.)
So sleep in, and do something less
You've already done quite a lot.
Doing good is a pleasure, but pace yourself sister
Or you'll land yourself in the hospital with a nervous breakdown. (the syllables don't match and you have to speed it up...)
I've since learned to appreciate this song again, and recently I found this arrangement which is my favorite ever, featuring Alex Boye and Carmen Rasmusen Herbert. But my message for the women who take care of too many people and don't spend any time taking care of themselves is this: be wise. You can't do everything. If you're already spread too thin, PLEASE ask for help. It is not needful to run faster than you have strength. When you're on a plane and they say that in an emergency, to put on your own oxygen mask first, before helping somebody else put on theirs, it's the same principle. If you work yourself to death, you're no good to anybody else. Now go take a nap. ;)