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Hey, friend.

Hey, friend,

I see you. I see some of the hundred difficult situations you’re juggling. I see how you berate yourself when you drop any one ball for even a second.

In case it helps lighten your load, I want to share a little of what I see.

Faced with some challenging parental situations, you are facing them right back. You’re not minimizing or deflecting them, but doing everything you can, despite exhaustion, to usher your kids into a future that will be good to them. 

You work hard, smart, and kind. You understand when you need to adapt and you do the work, undaunted by complexity or hurdles.

Your enormous heart finds ways to give and share every day. I mean this: every day. You are always looking out for the people around you, sometimes to your own detriment. You deserve your own compassion at least as much as the people around you do.

You make people laugh. You have great insights and perspectives, which brighten conversations and, heck, entire days.

You’re candid. You show what’s good and what’s bad, making it less lonely to be human in a world so full of illusions of perfection.

This isn’t an exhaustive list. Think of it as a (lunch break) start!

Please step out into the sunshine, lift your face to the sun, and take a second to marvel at everything beautiful you do and are. It’s a lot.

I see you, and you are magnificent. 

I hope you see it, too.



P.S. Think of the ponies!

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  1. January 26, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    What a lovely, encouraging message!

  2. January 26, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    We all need friends like this. We all need to be a friend like this. To ourselves as well as others.

  3. January 26, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Thanks 😀

  4. January 26, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Thanks, you knew I needed encouragement this week. You lift me up!

    • January 26, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      ♥ ♥ ♥ I’m trying to get away from crushing and back to lifting. We all have enough that pulls us down, and so … I want to shine a light on what illuminates and lifts. Just gotta nudge myself back that direction. ♥

  5. January 26, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Wow, I really needed something positive like this. Thank you!

  6. January 26, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    I hope your Friday is absolutely lovely, and that you find many small things that lift you (more than) enough. ♥

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