|Sometimes we feel very alone|
- We are all human. We are all just people. Even people you don't like and people you admire, are just people.
- Nothing comes of nothing. Doing nothing will bring nothing.
- We are often wrong about how we think others see us
- Our fear of getting it wrong blinds us to seeing what we get right
- Being vulnerable, feeling unsure, is normal. If we feel this way, so does everyone else
- Often we can't hear praise and we can't see success, we are fixated on looking for proof that we are not good enough.
- It is often the little things that make a difference. You cannot know how much a welcoming smile might give someone a lift of spirits, the tiniest most give away thing that you were not even aware of doing. Or, for example, this makes a difference to me, when I am talking to a group and one person looks at me as if they understand. I feel affirmed by that one person.
- We have much to give. Comparing ourselves to others who seem to have it all, is fine as long as it isn't a way to make us crumple into a ball of doubt and inactivity. Comparing ourselves to other people as a punishment, is a way to continue to do nothing. We still have much to offer.
- Keeping busy to drown out the silence, and to prevent feelings of self doubt, are as bad as creating a glass bubble in which to live and try to avoid pain.
|A gentle and challenging look at how we live because we will die|
|It is sheer coincidence that Anne is wearing the same cardigan that she wore in for the painting. Note too the fancy cake that was provided for the Tea and Cake afternoon discussion session run by Melissa earlier.|