Don't you think?
Life is an amazing gift and an opportunity that I'm convinced we don't fully understand. There are often things that transpire that we simply can't anticipate or be prepared for. These are the things that prepare us (if we let them) to move forward and become what we have the potential to become. When challenging things happen that you can't understand, I believe you can fall back on faith — faith in yourself, faith in friendship, faith in forgiveness and faith in God. I think above all the experiences anyone can have on this earth, the greatest is that of building relationships that will stand the "test" of life and time.
I have spent the better part of two days caught up in emotion that I can feel in a very literal way. I hurt. I have reflected and prayed and cried and reflected and prayed some more. On my jog this morning I had this very specific thought, which I believe is inspired:
What was said or done isn't important. Whether or not these things were said and done intentionally is not important. What's important is the perception that has developed. Perception on the part of someone you care about is the reality you must begin to face if healing is to take place.
I know this is all very vague, but I wanted to share this idea with you because I believe it is absolutely true. Because this thought came to me with such force, I will now spend today finding a greater degree of compassion and compassion always brings clarity.
I will be more careful and more conscious. I will do more listening than speaking and …