“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” These words, once written by Ian McLaren, are ringing even louder now with the recent news of tragic loss through suicide in our country. As we mourn the loss of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, we cannot help but feel inspired to discuss the overwhelming existence of mental illness and suicide in America.
It is better to receive than to give, right? Isn't that how the saying goes? Alright, maybe I have the saying backwards, but it's true sometimes! There is a special kind of grace to receiving hospitality, gifts, and help.
“Motherhood is a choice you make everyday to put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own, to teach the hard lessons, to do the right thing even when you’re not sure what the right thing is, and to forgive yourself, over and over again, for doing everything wrong.” -Donna Bell