When we proactively look after our health, we honor the gift of life we have, and we are better able to enjoy and grow at our various roles and responsibilities. Taking care of ourselves is never selfish when approached from the bigger picture perspective of becoming more capable of serving others. When we consistently take care of our physical, mental and emotional health, we certainly increase our capacity, effectiveness and influence in helping others.

I find the attached quote by Joyce Meyer to be a beautiful reminder that being proactive in self-care is not only necessary, it is a truly a gift we give to ourselves, our families, and the world.