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Make Enough Of Me To Go Around

Do you ever feel like there’s too much to do and not enough of you?

This is definitely a theme in my life. It doesn’t help that my hubby has 4 back to back business trips in a row and we’re only half way through. The good news is I’m heading to Southern California this afternoon to speak to hundreds of amazing women at a Deseret Book Time Out For Women weekend! I’ll be offering up a few thoughts on developing your authentic self, but ironically, I’ll be the one who comes away benefiting the most from spending time in the presence of so many good women and having my own “time out”.

While I’m sad to be leaving my family today, after several night of my 5 yr old coming into my bed and kicking me in the head I’m looking forward to uninterrupted sleep. I need my sleep…and the sunshine…and some time with other women who know what it’s like to feel “overwhelmed and underpaid” sometimes.


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Written by Julie de Azevedo

Overwhelmed and underpaid
Morning comes too soon
Running late and on my plate
A million things to do

Got a baby cryin’
Another trying to find the other shoe
When I open my eyes
The dam will break
Their need will flood my room

You made wine from water
And raised up Jairus’ daughter from her bed
From her bed
Filled the empty fishing nets
And with some loaves and fishes fed
A hungry crowd
A hungry crowd
Make enough of me to go around

My mother’s sick
And I’m late to pick up kids at school
I need to clean
Can’t fit in my jeans
The fridge gives no comfort food

You made wine from water
Raised up Jairus’ daughter from her bed
From the dead
Filled the empty fishing nets
And with some loaves and fishes
Fed a hungry crowd
I hunger now
Make enough of me to go around

Multiply and magnify
This tiny little life of mine
Enlarge me
And expand this heart
And fill it with divine

My heart is cold
Nothing grows
But thistles and some thorns
They choke the light
And shrink the vine
I need to be reborn

You made wine from water
And told a scarlet daughter
Sin no more
Sin no more
Surrendered to the garden
Through thorns and nails you pardoned
The angry crowd
The angry crowd
Make enough of me to go around
Make enough of me to go around
© 2005 Julie de Azevedo (BMI)

What do you do to replenish your energy and your sense of self when it seems there’s not enough of you to go around?

About Dr. Julie Hanks, LCSW:
Dynamic self & relationship expert Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks, LCSW loves to make a difference for women. She owns Wasatch Family Therapy and regularly contributes to TV Shows and her advice has been featured nationally including Wall Street Journal, Parenting, Fox News, and others. Connect on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter. Her books The Burnout Cure and The Assertiveness Guide are now available. Dr. Hanks is currently accepting coaching clients.


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