Dear Trying-Hard Soul,
All of us have felt the sting of assumption…having someone else assume something about us. That hurts, doesn’t it, friend?
Assuming the worst is not ever a good idea. This does not mean that we do not prepare for the most difficult things…it just means that we do not decide ahead of time that the worst thing is going to happen….because then we are also not preparing for the good things, or even seeing them.
Assuming the best, or assuming perfection can also make us suffer too….because then we are constantly feeling disappointed in ourselves and others. We need to remind ourselves that no matter what happens, we have the ability to handle it. We need to remind ourselves that the best thing we can do is to keep on living in the best ways we know how…spreading love and joy and telling the truth…and standing up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. We need to just keep going while we see how things pan out. We need to remind ourselves that everyone is doing the best they can…and the very best thing we can do to help the world and help our own lives is to continue to do the best we can do, too….no matter what comes along in life.
You are beloved. You are important. No matter how things turn out, this will never cease to be true. Keep doing the best you can.
You really are so very loved,