Poem by Rudyard Kipling
following the story “Elephant’s Child” in “Just So Stories“
I keep six honest serving-men
(They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When
And How and Where and Who.
I send them over land and sea,
I send them east and west;
But after they have worked for me,
I give them all a rest.
I let them rest from nine till five,
For I am busy then,
As well as breakfast, lunch, and tea,
For they are hungry men.
But different folk have different views;
I know a person small
She keeps ten million serving-men,
Who get no rest at all!
She sends em abroad on her own affairs,
From the second she opens her eyes
One million Hows, Two million Wheres,
And seven million Whys!
Self-Care Tip #233 – Define self-care with your adverbs.
The Interrogative adverbs of self-care: what, where, when, why, who and how. These are also known as The “Five W’s” (and one H) of self-care ;).
What is self-care?
When do we do self-care?
Why do self-care?
How do we do self-care?
I asked my daughter today,
M: What does taking care of yourself mean?
D: Taking care of myself so I’m healthy and can have fun when I’m old.
M: How do you do that?
D: I don’t know. I can’t think of that. (Conversation ends without flourish.)
These are our questions.
Questions: Please pick one or more of these and answer from your own self. Please tell me your story.