My mom taught us that charity begins at home, with those you know, those who could use a little boost every now and again. I think she was right, but it took a while for me to realize that I needed to balance ‘care of others’ with ‘self-care’, see my earlier brief. It is crucial that we look out for number one, however, it is just as essential that we look out for each other. It all goes around. Case in point, my recovery from recent surgery.