No Man Is An Island

No Man Is An Island  by John Donne

No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thy friend’s
Or of thine own were:
Any man’s death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.

What a great poem, “No Man Is An Island!  How many times do we try to do it alone?  God did not create us to live a lonely life, nor to think we can do it all without help.   Sometimes we become overly stressed due to the fact that we are trying to do everything alone.  As the Beatles song says, “Try to get by with a little help from my friends.”

I know from personal experience that I try to do it all by myself and don’t think I need help, yet I do. Sometimes I feel as if my struggles are insignificant but they aren’t. Does this hit a chord with any of you.

My accountability partner is my husband, Keary. He keeps me on my toes and really is my best friend. My sister and mother are also “friends” who help me stay on track.  My daughter is at the age that she can offer advice and can keep me accountable.  Through the years I’ve had partners who have helped me through problems  but at this stage in life my family is my rock and support.

That’s what the Day 6 Challenge from Say Goodbye to Survival Mode is all about.  Crystal encourages us to find an accountability partner, someone who is willing to join forces with us to help keep us on track whether it’s trying to lose weight, further our education, quit smoking, get out of debt, start a new business or whatever our goals are.

So I encourage you to find someone to help you stay on track whether it’s a family member, close friend, prayer partner or even online forum.  For those of you on the book launch team, the facebook page is a great place to start.

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About pcobb0

I am a wife and mother to two wonderful adult children who I had the privilege of homeschooling from their pre-school through high school years. While homeschooling, I served in various leadership positions in local homeschool support groups including president. I also served as the Education Coordinator and Director of ENAACT Family Academy, a homeschool co-op in New Braunfels, Tx .Prior to homeschooling, I spent 11 years teaching elementary school aged children in both public and private schools. During my time teaching in the public school system, I earned a Master's Degree in Reading Education as well as a Reading Specialist certification. My hobbies include reading and cooking and I plan to take up scrapbooking and maybe photography in the near future. I am now an empty nester discovering what God has in store for me during this next season of life.
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2 Responses to No Man Is An Island

  1. Kelly says:

    Loved your quote “I know from personal experience that I try to do it all by myself and don’t think I need help, yet I do. Sometimes I feel as if my struggles are insignificant but they aren’t.” I think as Moms we believe we have to do it all because that is what society expects us to. I know personally I have to step back and ask for help and once I do remain in the background and let it get done. Nice post!

    • pcobb0 says:

      Kelly, you are so right! And women hide behind the facade that they can do it all and that’s one reason they end up in survival mode. Thank you for your comment. Blessings to you and your family!

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