I do wonder about myself sometimes, I push and I push and I push myself to please others, to make sure that everything runs smoothly, that the food I provide is good, that the parties are fun … and yet I feel drained and tired afterwards. Usually if it is a children’s party my own children get involved and share the load, it makes it fun for them and less hassle for me. However if it is an adult’s party I tend to do it by myself. I do enjoy it, I love providing for people however it should not be at my own expense. I need to allow myself to stop pushing myself so hard and remember why I do these things on the first place. I do them out of love and enjoyment. I do them because it is beautiful to be able to make other people happy however I must remember that I, too, need to be happy and that if I am going to feel drained and exhausted afterwards, I am getting the balance wrong. At the end of the day what I can offer to other people is myself, relaxed and happy. When was the last time you pushed yourself too much? Did you learn a lesson?