Wednesday, September 27, 2017

You're Human...Cut Yourself Some Slack

As caregivers, we are rarely able to do everything we'd like to do as well as we'd like to do it. I can tell you from experience I spent a lot of nights lying in bed beating myself up for something that happened during my caregiving experience>

Yesterday, I heard two words that--while they don't make everything fine--can put life into perspective.

I'm human.

Yep, I know it's a cliche, but you'll be amazed at the power of those two simple words.

A friend recently paid me a wonderful compliment by telling me, "You're one of the most postive people I know."

Try it. You're probably thinking of something right now for which you've have been putting yourself down.

Think, "I'm human."

As Sister Helen Prejean, the anti-capital punishment activist said in her book, The Death of Innocents, "People are more than the worst thing they have done in their lives."

You're human.

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