i thought a lot today about my need to fix things;
the need to take away someone's pain or help them through
a hard time. . .
i have come to understand that fixing things is not always possible,
and often not within my power. . .
pain, along with hardships are all part of life,
and often provide personal growth. i see that they both can make me feel uncomfortable.
what i need to practice is listening with compassion and understanding, with an open mind
and an open heart.