A friend shared something wise and pithy about how it’s OK to acknowledge our crises and scars. Need to dig it out. In the meantime, this is the best I can do.
Just because others may have much worse situations doesn’t mean we have to minimize ours. It’s not a competition. I strive to maintain perspective and count my blessings.* Definitely try not to play the “woe is me” Olympics.
All that preample to say…. today was just wow. Really hard. Called forth strengths I didn’t know I had. I can go to bed knowing that I did my best
*I have yet to find a secular alternative to counting blessings. Fortunes feels heavy on the tongue and has a whiff of materialism. Lucky stars might work but that phrase is more about the forces that produce the postive outcomes, not the outcomes themselves. Blessings can be both the force and the result. The word itself is also light and cheerful.