One Strategy for Practicing Unconditional Love

I’ve had a few hard conversations this week and witnessed some other folk’s difficult situations.

Parenting, eldercare, working with people, relationships of all kinds give us opportunities to learn.

Opportunities to be present.

To see and be seen.

To accept.

To love.

Sometimes in my exuberance and enthusiasm for the possibilities about what can be learned and changed, I don’t realize that what someone might be hearing or feeling is:  

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“You Must Be Sooooooo Proud!”

Yes,  I really am proud, but not about what you might think ….. What makes me happiest and proudest has nothing to do with the fame and good fortune the world has bestowed on my son, and the resulting compliments I receive from being his mother. Don’t get me wrong, I’m proud of Daleʼs achievements. What … Read more “You Must Be Sooooooo Proud!”

In Memory:Bradley Jay Nalbone Sep.3, 1985- Oct. 9, 2010

Note: this post was written two years ago but I want to send it out today to honor the memory of my nephew and because I think we can all use the reminders to cherish our children and make the effort to extend our kindness to those suffering from loss. One year ago today my … Read more In Memory:Bradley Jay Nalbone Sep.3, 1985- Oct. 9, 2010