We can learn a lesson on avoiding burnout from the advice Yitro provides to Moses as he grapples with a demanding workload: “The thing you are doing is not right; you will surely wear yourself out, and these people as well. For the task is too heavy for you; you cannot do it alone.”
All too often, we wait for a crisis to suddenly look for meaning or spiritual support. But in this case, the call to a spiritual “tech” help line is not likely to yield particularly satisfying results.
In commemoration of former President George H.W. Bush who passed away last week, we can all take a lesson from how to age with gratitude and satisfaction -- namely, with an outward positive focus that emphasizes connectedness and heartfelt communication with others.