Dear Courageous Girl,
We all have a proverbial basket of things that are in need of mending. We have relationships, sweaters, cabinet doors, hearts, dreams, windows . . . thing after thing in need of some attention and time.
Sometimes we get paralyzed by the amount of things in that basket, so we just start walking past it, pretending that it’s not there . . . but still feeling something deeply gnawing at us, and preventing us from feeling total peace.
Don’t be afraid to look in your basket, beautiful friend. Just start picking up one piece of mending and work on it a little, then another tomorrow. This can be real, physical things like sewing a button back on your favorite coat, to much bigger things . . . like sending a nice card to someone you’ve had a falling-out with but would love to patch things up with.
Don’t let your basket of mending steal any more of your joy or peace. Take an honest look at it today and then take a deep breath and make a plan to start mending things, a little at time. And then let it go and be okay with it all.
You are deeply loved.