When overwhelmed, sometimes the best choice I can make is to listen. What can I say when a mother loses a son? What can I say when anger takes over a life? What can I say in the face of hopelessness? I have very few words for times like these. But I can listen. I can listen to those feeling hopeless and I can listen to people smarter than myself.
It amazes me how many unspoken expectations I have of people. I think it is perfectly clear what THEY should do, but they don't do it.
Read the fine print, because we reap what we sow.
Do I really need to feel hurt by this? Is this something I need to carry around?
During this time of crisis, it is easy to want to choose
sides. Who's right? Who should have, could have,
done what when? It is easy to point out our differences--
but is it helpful?
Maybe it's Passover, maybe it's Easter or maybe it's the birds or the grass or the flowers. Whatever it is, the time feels right to think about a new start.
Forgiveness Factor: Energy, Energy, Energy
Some days I watch the kiddo across the street ride her scooter. Some days she rides A LOT! Some days that tires me out. Where did my energy go?
How forgiving are you to yourself? Sometimes we can be harder on ourselves than we are on others. Sometimes we don't believe we deserve forgiveness or even a break.