A dear friend of mine, Janine, has told me before that I have this knack for pointing out the obvious, the simple facts that everyone should know but many seem to forget. By the way, you can find Janine on HubPages here.
The simple facts are, indeed, quite simple. Life should be about priorities, and the first priority should always be yourself followed closely by family.
I know a lot of people who think family should come first, but to my way of thinking, if you don’t take care of yourself first, you will be of no use to your family.
We have an obligation to provide of us. That is not ego; it is just common sense. Make sure that you are healthy. Make sure that you are happy and content. Only after you do this, after you provide for your basic needs, will you be able to give of yourself to your family in a healthy manner.
The Simple Life really is quite simple, but it is so easy to forget these basic concepts. We get so busy; we get so torn in so many different directions. There is great serenity in Living Simple, and there is great clarity in it as well.