As a small person, the expected thing after you were fortunate enough to receive a pile of candy was to share it with someone.
Perhaps this was a sibling, or a playmate, but it definitely wasn’t good form to hog the goodies all to yourself.
The easiest way to divvy it all up was to go through the time-honoured ‘one for you, one for me’ process, hoping of course that there would be an even number of pieces, meaning that your partner in crime wouldn’t be better off than you by one item at the end of the sharing.
My plan today was to remind us both of the power of generosity, and how good it can feel to do things for others.
But the more I thought about it, the more convinced I became that you’re probably already doing quite a lot in that respect – perhaps more than your fair share, in fact.
And if that is the case, it may feel a bit like ‘One for you, one for you’.
What’s happening to the ‘one for me’?
By all means please keep up your support and help for others today, but at the same time please don’t neglect yourself.
In fact, why not go further than simply not neglecting No 1?
How about treating yourself in some way?
Give yourself some time.
Give yourself some headspace.
Give yourself a pat on the back.
Give yourself a gift.
Give yourself a break.
Don’t forget the ‘one for me’ today.
(That’s you, not me, if you see what I mean.)