The majority of us are very unselfish, always putting others first. We perform selfless acts, looking for nothing in return. But then something happens . . . which transforms the understanding of the word “selfish” to us, individually!
In all my years (I’m not that old, well kind of), I learned for the first time about being selfish last year when I had to advocate for my health. Things that existed in my life in 2012, no longer exist in 2013 . . . except me! The job which I worked hard and long hours, the religion I followed since the age of 17, the numerous committees I served, the many events I coordinated, the fair weather friends, etc . . . gone. Just like 2012.
I was so selfish, I had the time to trademark and copyright W.H.A.T.!™ with Elaine. Because I put myself first, this site was created where we can inspire and connect with new people globally. We were so selfish that we co-authored a book together and had a successful book launch event. Actually, it is a monthly pocket planner, but back to the point.
In all of this selfishness, nothing but unselfish acts were executed. Service to others is always at the forefront of everything we do. However, prioritizing is a priority! Being selfish was the priority. Now, I have more time for my children, the bond my husband and I have is stronger, my faith is renewed, and those who love or appreciate me, I have the time to love or appreciate them back.
The theme for February is about characteristics. I would never use the word selfish to describe me, but now I can say . . . I have tried it and it felt good! There should be no regrets for putting yourself first . . . once in a lifetime!
- I am selfish… (dinashoman.wordpress.com)