by Cheryl Merrick
How much should I do?
My heart longs to help everyone,
Garrett, our children and grandchildren,
Mom, friends, the Church, young writers,
my Relief Society sisters, neighbors, and ancestors,
but living in a finite world,
limits must be set.
How much nurturing do I need
to give myself?
How much time can I donate to
my missionary calling? to helping children?
to our business? to visiting teaching?
to visits and supportive emails?
How much time am I
wasting on unnecessary details?
Year after year I’ve taken
far more out of my bucket
than I’ve put in.
How much do I have left to give?