i received a message from an old friend whom i never expected to hear from again. apparently i had more of an impact on them than i believed. at first i was unsure what to do with their note.
recently i’ve been struggling with myself and my reactions to situations. i want to be “zen” and patient and realize truly deeply that the actions of others say something about others and determine nothing about who i am.
their kind words reminded me of some strength and belief in myself and my values that have been lost over the years. when i was able to act (lack of reacting) in ways where at the end of the day i slept well and was only concerned about how i treated the world (vs the world treating me “fairly” or otherwise).
thank you for the reminder that i have this strength within me, and that at the end of the day i am accountable for me – so i’d like to be the best i am capable of. even when i think it doesn’t make a difference or matter, it does. especially now that i will soon be a mommy with a little one always watching.