The Best Bowl

tony-alter

 

So, you know how, when you prepare food or anything for your family and most of it comes out really nice but some piece of it is a dud and you always take the dud for yourself and give your family the best bowl of whatever?

I’ve started taking the BEST BOWL for myself.

Yep.

Selfish. Completely. Reversing a twenty-five year trend.
And you know what?

Not a single person has noticed or complained.

So my message for today, in love and work, is to STOP taking the very worst for yourself. STOP thinking (and acting as if) you always need to be last.

Put yourself first sometimes.

That’s it.

TTY soon.

Love, Jen

photo: flickr, Tony Alter

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3 Responses to The Best Bowl

  1. Nancy McMillin says:

    Reminds me of Teri Hatcher’s book “Burnt Toast” – I remember seeing her do interviews about it, and she said she had finally learned that she didn’t have to be the one to eat the burnt toast all the time. And it’s “funny” how no one notices – how do we convince ourselves for all that time that we’re doing it for them?? Power on, friend! 🙂

  2. Anne says:

    Sounds like some very good advice. I’m just learning how to do this myself. As mothers, we tend to always put our kids first. Now, since my kids are all adults, I’m starting to feel like it’s my and my husband’s turn to put ourselves first.

  3. Wow – so true! Thanks Jen.

    In my case, it’s even worse I think. Not only the wonky portion etc, but I make the terrible mistake as well of being the dustbin – leftovers go into me in a perverted kind of ‘waste not want not’ when it’s perfectly obvious (I am the size of a house) that it’s a further punishment disguised as a reward, and would be better off in the garbage. And yet I keep doing it.

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