Give others the grace to change. Keeping them in your own understanding of who they are is a hindrance to healing for both of you.
I took this picture back in July 2015 on my first trip to Normandy, France. This is at Omaha Beach. There are not enough words to express the feeling you have when you stand on this sacred ground. Truly….no words.
All I can say is thank you. THANK YOU to all of our veterans who have served our country. There is no greater hero.
Okay friends, today is not going to be pretty. We all know it. We all realize the current mood of the USA has been anything BUT pretty for the last 18 months (and longer…)…..So much hate. So much frustration. So much of pointing the finger at anyone and anything else instead of taking pause to ask ourselves, “could I be part of the problem”?…..yes, today is only the culmination of what we all have allowed happen for a long time now.
However, even with saying that, I don’t want you to focus on that. I want you to focus on the fact that even in the ugliest state of being, there is always love. Even the ones who hate the loudest, love someone else, and someone loves them. This in NO WAY excuses their behavior, but for me, it allows me to focus on what I believe we are called to do while we are here on Earth: LOVE.
There will be consequences for our society no matter who our newly elected President will be, but the love will also still be there. Love actually never goes away. It allows us to ignore it, put it in a corner, cover it up with all of our ego’s, agenda’s, fears, and insecurities, and yet, love always welcomes us back with a warm embrace when we ask for it.
So today (and hopefully not just today, but everyday), I hope you can see through all the crap, and see the love that is waiting to be shared.
Much love from me to you…..today and always,
There is no greater freedom in life than when you start telling your story out loud,
in first person, and owning up to the truth of it all. xo