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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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looks like if you want this 40-year relationship to continue, it’s up to you. not happy with the situation or him, but in his immortal 7-year old’s words, so what? let better angels prevail.

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people have different opinions, dear one. it would be a very boring world if they didn’t. you have many strong ones yourself.

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After writing about a friend’s actions:

hunkering down is how you see it. may be rising above for him. or distancing himself from pain.

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constantly striving for self-awareness deserves much credit. more lessons in humility.

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lessons there for JB [Judge Betty, my inner critic] that seem to be continuous: 2 sides to every story. always. also: gossip’s usually poisonous. also: people don’t need to hear gory details. and: keeping opinions to yourself is a worthy goal.

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you see hypocrisy in many forms, some likely to merit a term that’s less harsh. giving the benefit of the doubt is kinder, dear one. kindness is part of integrity, as is humility. those words even feel soothing.

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inner critic won’t go down without a fight: very convinced she’s right. often is, but also where impossible infallibility expectations come from.

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always leery of asking Loving Kindness for anything. act of praying/asking is likely the most powerful part of the equation: evidence of belief & trust.

 

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you know & hear about many, many people who are quietly heroic. take heart from that & strive for it yourself. unsung, exalted company.

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