Not sure exactly if anyone really reads this but me but lately the blog I adore is Jenny's. Today's message is more sobering but struck very true to heart on several levels.
I, thankfully, haven't had to face a serious illness like cancer but I can relate to her on so many other levels. I have been calling 2012 my year. I've been actively reaching for my goals instead of passively hoping they come my way. When I first came across Jenny's blog, I was struck by her zest for life and her list of to-do's. I've stuck around for her sense of humor in life, wise words, and cupcakes/general craftiness :)
Today's post dealt with weight loss/health which is one of my goals I'm realizing this year. But it also dealt with the side issue of how quickly a critical word can cut you down. She speaks of this one negative comment and how that affected her whole day and spilled over to her family. As a mom, how often have I had that happen. Where one thing snowballs and the people who suffer are the people around you. I think what she's provided was a moment of grace and humility that would be hard for many of us to achieve. My friends will tell you that I often give the advice that you can't always control a situation or another person, you can only control yourself and how you react. She echoes this sentiment in her post and it clearly influenced her response. This is a good lesson for today.