Habits of a Lifetime
Is there a habit that you've had for so long that you want to break and it seems like a daunting task?
I've been thinking about mine just about all morning, and I find that I am a loner at heart. I've made no secret about the hardships of my childhood which is where I withdrew into myself to survive. Most of our family is like that, making hardly an attempt to keep in touch as much as we should. My brother's death brought home that fact into harsh reality. Here we were in a room full of family in the Funeral Home, and I looked at each and every person in that room and loved all those people, yet I hardly knew what their daily lives were like. I would like to add that others there felt the same way and a lot of us are making an attempt to keep in touch and found such amazing Gifts because of that. Yet others have withdrawn even more. I would really like to break this pattern, but find it difficult as it's taken a long time for me to realize this; like we are all in our own little corners nursing our wounds instead of talking about them, repairing them, and loving each other like families are meant to do. Hopefully this is the year I find more balance, time to myself and time for those I love. I hope so....
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
who’s getting the better of the deal.
Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise
~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia