My word for this year is LEARN.
So it just makes sense to use this Year of Sundays to reflect on 52 of my most significant Life Lessons. Some may seem more significant than others, but each one has changed how I live my life in powerful way. I’d love to hear if and how any of these same lessons have surfaced in the classroom of Your Life.
In my experience, some problems can and must be solved. Some, though, simply need to be voiced.
My sweetie Tom and I often ponder this Lesson. Tom is a fixer. So when I express and concern, quandry or problem – he usually shifts into fix-it mode. More often than not, I don’t want help fixing it. I just want to vent.
Over the years, we’re finding a better balance with this. I’m getting better at specifically saying, “I just need you to listen” or “I need your help fixing something.” And Tom’s better at responding accordingly.
It’s tougher for me to discern what others need. Sometimes it’s obvious or I can ask what the person needs from me. Other times – not so much. So I try to err on the side of silence.
How about you?