I soooo needed to hear this…watch this…replay this!!! Often forgetting that it is okay to focus on me, I am thankful for the dialogue between Iyanla Vanzant and Oprah Winfrey. It is honest, emotion filled, and perfectly timed.
Iyanla: You are the representation of God in your life and you put you last and put other people ahead of you, which means you’re putting other things and other people ahead of God in your life.
Iyanla: Yes, really.
Oprah: But I thought God said, Jesus said, what you do to the least of these and how you treat other people…you treat your brother like yourself…
Iyanla: Okay, that’s when you’re getting into the service…but in your life, you’ve got to be as good to you as you want to be to God in order to be of service to others in the world.
Oprah: Thank you very much.
Iyanla: You have to put you first.
Oprah: So it’s not selfish to put yourself first?
Iyanla: No! It’s sel-FULL.
Oprah: It’s sel-FULL?
Iyanla: It’s sel-FULL to be first. To be as good as possible to you. To take care of you. To keep you whole and healthy. That doesn’t mean that you disregard everything and everyone, but you want to come with your cup full.
Have a blessed day! Redirect your focus!
K. Jones ♥