We all might take what we have lieft and love it. We have this remaining and losing self. The now person and the person that is losing something else on top of it all again and again. Another tooth chipped. Now it’s hard to find words. Now training takes longer to get the same time.
We have what is left. More or less, we have this. This here in this moment in this person we might love, we have. We have these with indefinite value, yet to be described by what passion and friendship we bring. We have the bigger experience. We have the slower pace. We have the deeper understanding. We have another night of rest. We have breasts that have been remade. We have a cancer free day. We have a way of making bread like a story baking in a pan. We give the value or spend our emotional bank on taking it away.
Whom of us hasn’t seen the little child’s vulnerable eyes taking a verbal slap,
“You are such a f—er! Why did you do that?!”
The value was placed so low on that potential.
What do we do for our remaining selves?
Let us join together, lean in and enter the unknown space of discovering this person we have and are becoming during and after loss and gain. Let us grieve together what and who has died. Let us discover together what we have left.
Self-Care Tip: Discover the value of what you are after losses.
Question: Tell us your story of loss and gain in your remaining self.
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- Restoration and Rejoicing (trinitymilford.wordpress.com)