Today, it is cold. The weatherman says “Enjoy the weather,, there is a cold front coming.” I think of this time of year, after the excitement of seeing the trees change their colors fade. Those of us who have joint pains, notice that the cold makes that discomfort a bit more pronounced. During the winter we slather our dry lips with lip balm. Sometimes this time of year we notice differences and changes to our inner being as well.
Today I deliberately choose to look for those opportunities to see and honor that in myself and others with patience, understanding, empathy, and try to be and offer that balm, support, and relief. So often the difference between a breakdown and a break through is our perspective, and the support of those around us whom we love, care about and trust. Today I am going to look for opportunities to be and offer that without being co-dependent or owning what is not mine to own.