I love this saying “You can’t pour from an empty cup”. This nearly says it all. We can’t give away what we don’t have. At times we all choose to go the extra mile and exhaust ourselves. We do this often out of the love we have for others. Giving is very important in our lives. At times we are taught to give till it hurts. If your love someone you’ll give until you are depleted. People are praised for doing so much they can’t do any more. This is a sign that they must really love the person for going to such extremes. In the process of giving so much, we forgot to take good care of ourselves. Charity needs to begin with our body, mind and spirit. If we don’t put the oxygen mask, so to speak, over our nose first it makes it hard to help others. It’s also human nature to feel like we must help and care for those we love. There is nothing wrong with loving others, but not to the point we hurt or even destroy ourselves in the process.
To thine own self be true.