We understand they may have gone through hard things, but where they are is still important.
We start defining for what it actually is, finding ourselves again.
Let yourself breakdown. It's when we breakdown that we break through
Today, I choose comfort over courage because I am tired and beaten down; I can’t allow myself to walk in the arena again..
I didn’t want to accept that the life I thought I was going to have in 2020 was no longer in my reach. I didn’t want to face the music that this is life as I know it right now. Whether that life came with happy, sad, angry, or anxious emotions I had to learn how to hold all of them with compassion and patience not only for myself but for those around me.
What matters in life are the relationships you build with others. With yourself. The relationships that you hold close to you can reflect back to you who you are or who you don’t want to be.
Recognizing that the source of my exhaustion was the need to control, plan, and know what the outcome of a particular situation; when in reality there is and will never be a for sure outcome that I can control.
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Retrospective storytelling gives us a chance to make-sense of the stories that are being told to us and they give us time to reflect on how they affect our relationships..
That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.