I am very lucky. I always have been. And I’ve always known it.
Because I have a very kind heart. I was born with it. No choice.
I feel everything. Everything that you’re feeling. All the good. All the bad.
I take it into my heart.
Whether I want to or not.
For years and years. I couldn’t bear to win a hand of cards if it meant you were sad to lose.
How to manage that?
It’s a blessing. It’s a curse.
Where is the wisdom to know when to win? How many years has it taken to figure that out?
I’ve always thought I am tough as nails. That I could take the loss better than you. How arrogant!
But. Turns out. I never noticed. Until lately. How easily I bruise.
Just like you.
Here’s the best thing. Being a mom. Has taught me to take care of myself. Because I want my boys to know that their mom is as tough as nails. And kind. And a winner at cards.
And that is what I want for my boys. To be strong. And sensitive.
(And to win at cards!)
So you see.
I am tough as nails! And. I do bruise easily.
Oh happy wisdom!