Today I think of those around me with a smile in my heart. At times it is hard stepping back, watching and allowing those I love and cherish to walk in pain and sadness. I would like to take it away from them and store it in my back pocket, yet I understand I cannot. I realize that the experiences are for their highest and greatest good, and no matter what that experience is, it is an opportunity for them to learn from if they so choose.
I know I will be there to hold their hand and offer support in whatever way they will allow me to when they are ready, and I take comfort in that. Perhaps if I present them with a different perception, or offer them a different way of being, they will embrace it, and perhaps they won’t, it doesn’t matter. There will be no judgment from me, as I believe each person’s path is theirs to travel in their own way and their own time.
I am grateful that I am in a place within my life that I am able to offer unconditional love, acceptance, and honor to those that I know, and those that I don’t yet know, and that I can offer this without judgment. In this place I have found peace and freedom.