Jesus’s parable of the good Samaritan illustrates so perfectly His request of us to love and without judgment. We are to love ALL people, in thought and in action.
We can be ourselves and be human to others. We must build bridges. One bridge that has been on my mind lately to being more human is to LOVE.
Many of my children were “food insecure” when they joined our family via adoption. Some were very malnourished and a couple were starving. So I show love by feeding my people.
…Even though each trial that comes my way begins with a feeling of being forgotten, through the words of Isaiah and other prophets, I am reminded that I am never really forgotten and never truly alone.
As a somewhat peculiar introvert myself, Miss Twiggley’s Tree by Dorothea Warren Fox speaks to me on many levels.
I shed a couple tears and decided to go all in on Dani. I decided that I was going to encourage her to live her full self without the burden of my words telling her I wish she were different.
Comparison leads to despair—so if all we do is compare ourselves to others–we will always lose. Surround yourself with a tribe of friends with the intent to lift yourself up, not compare and tear yourself down.
A much more potent joy [than self-care] is serving others and seeing their smiling faces. Moreover, the memories you create last a lifetime.
Letting your significant other know that you are thinking of them instantly improves the feeling that the two of you are a team and are there to support each other. A love note is an important concrete reminder of what it means to be committed to each other.