I have to remind myself to be gentle. And I’m doing a better job. I’m giving myself space to not be perfect, which is a monumental step for me. I’m taking deep breaths before saying something to sharp to my children.
Be gentle. Be kind. Be tender. Be vulnerable.
I breathe these in. And it’s working.
Though it’s hard some days to remember to, as Mary Oliver writes, “let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.” Then I let down my shoulders and follow her advice. <Read More>