Working in the Gaps

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By Marianne Elliott

These days I’m learning to work with the gaps.

The gap between how I think things should be and how they actually are.

The gap between how good I think I need to be and how good I feel.

And what I’m learning is that the secret for me to working with the gaps is kindness.

My courage to act despite the gaps is fueled by kindness. I’m buoyed by the kindness of strangers. I’m sheltered and nourished by the kindness of my family, my tribe.  And I’m being slowly transformed by self-kindness.

May you be kind, brave one, and may you be met by kindness.

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