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you’ve never shied from grief or offering comfort in situations that made others uncomfortable. instinctive for you. a gift to be acknowledged with grateful humility: more than yourself involved.

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there’s so much tragedy in poverty, & you witnessed it alone in [public assistance] clients’ homes when you were in your very early 20s. made a lasting impact & you’ve always fiercely refuted ‘welfare queen’ claims afterward.

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just rescued a tiny frog trapped on porch & put it out on the patio. cooperative little critter: didn’t try to get away. lesson there somewhere. maybe about resistance…  at some point you’ll let this struggle go. it can’t arrive too soon. who knows: maybe you’ll be rescued like the little frog!

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[After writing about not being grateful in past years]

you are berating! STOP. what you have, all you have, is now.

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be kind to yourself.

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might as well enjoy upcoming change to comfortable routine. option of being miserable is not appealing.

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Dominant Hand: what can I do to shake this horrible mood?

anything! treat everything you do as progress. treat yourself kindly. accept everything that happens for what it is: reality.

 

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[after writing about helping a friend’s mother] more evidence of your innate kindness. never discount that, dear one. comes from your heart, the core of your being.

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gratitude & understanding are much kinder reactions than anger directed at yourself or others.

 

 

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in the long run, kindness & self-care is always the best path.

 

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