There have been tough weeks in the past. And it’s likely that there will be tough weeks in the future. But, boy, this week?
This was one tough week.
It’s been overwhelming. And, you know what? I’m not going to try to make you feel better by writing a bunch of “look on the bright side” platitudes.
Instead, I’m going to say: “It really was a tough week – one of the toughest. Why not treat yourself as you would treat anyone you love who’s had a tough week?”
Oh, you might want to close your eyes, stick your fingers in your ears, say “Naa, naa, naa, I can’t hear you” and pretend it didn’t happen (I’ve tried it, trust me).
But you can’t change reality. And neither can I.
All we can do is acknowledge the shock, pain, and loss, and be good to ourselves.
For me, that looks like time with family, time in the garden, time alone with a book. Getting back to my center.
Because I know that restorative energy and peace come when you’re at center.
And, of course, let’s be kind to others, because you’re not alone in this bad week. Not at all. In fact, we’re all in this together.
Together, standing at the side of the road clapping and cheering for those who would run toward rather than run away.
[OK, maybe that’s inspiration. Can’t help myself, I guess.]
May peace find you – find us all – in ways both large and small.