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Topic of the Week
Sometimes the world is a hard place to be in. That’s my thought as I sit down to write this newsletter.
I woke up this morning to the horrible sound of an excavator taking down trees in the yard next door. I could barely catch my breath as I watched a giant pine tree crash to the ground. Turns out our neighbor needs to replace their failed septic system so they had no choice. And while I completely understand, it sucks. It just really sucks…
I walked around my house crying while simultaneously wondering if anyone else would be this upset about trees. Being a sensitive woman isn’t always easy. There are many times when I feel like I’m not designed to exist on planet earth. Especially when I see anyone or anything harmed in any way.
Being sensitive has its good days and bad days, its moving moments and its pain. Although I wouldn’t change having a sensitive heart for anything, I do struggle to live with it sometimes #x2665;.
At one point in the morning, I went to my Facebook page to share my sadness and frustration and was reminded of the healing power of community. My post was met with so much love and understanding. That’s one of the great things about social media – you have instant access to kindred spirits. The kinship made the loss a little easier to bear. I was so touched by the responses to my post. For instance, Manisha Verma, a woman from India wrote, “I will plant a tree tomorrow morning for the tree that has been cut down at your place.” How amazing and beautiful and tender is that?
It’s comforting to see this kind and loving side of humanity in action and I never take it for granted. (Thank you, Manisha, and everyone else who shared their beautiful words)
I share this experience with you in case you, too, grapple with a sensitive heart. It’s healing to know you’re not alone, you’re not crazy, and you’re not silly or overly dramatic. You’re just a beautiful human being doing your best to live in a sometimes-harsh world.
Sharing your vulnerable heart with others when you’re upset is an important act of self-care. After all, life is so much better when we walk hand-in-hand…
Take Action Challenge
Take a moment to bless your sensitive #x2665;.
This little video of togetherness makes the point beautifully. You can watch it here. Thanks, Susanne, from Ireland #x1F600;.
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