// this morning has been hard, friends. “you cannot selectively numb emotion. when we numb hard feelings, we numb joy, we numb gratitude, we numb happiness,” says my girl brene brown.
for years, i didn’t even realize I was numbing or shutting off my negative emotions... but the last many years and especially these last 6 months have been deeply healing and transformative in how I embrace the full spectrum of emotion. God is faithful to finish what He has begun in us... but no doubt the middle is messy. be gentle with yourself.
still there will be those days like today... when for no sensible reason, moments compound and emotions are too heavy to hold myself together because we all struggle. so today I’m leaving work early, finding a treat and a quiet space for myself and this journey of giving myself the same grace and space I give others.
it’s these times that I’m so grateful to wise friends and teachers (a big nod to my friends at @onsiteworkshops ) who’ve given me the tools and experiences to walk through these moments with hope and strength. - 2 hours ago