April 5, 2013

Compassion

"I've never met a mother who doesn't deserve truckloads of compassion."
-Buddhism for Mothers

I read this today and instantly melted because I have been feeling so emotionally and have been trying hard to let go of things and be positive and forgiving, but find myself sometimes still in the face of frustration and anger and jealousy. When I read this I felt like I wished certain people would extend compassion to me. But then I realized I need to be extending this compassion to all other mothers and future mothers I'm in contact with.

And I need to be extremely grateful for the wonderful, ever compassionate women in my life currently, even if they are far away and I miss them so much.

3 comments:

  1. You should read The Tattooed Mormon blog. I have a link to her blog on my blog page. She has such a gift of having compassion, leading by example, and not judging.

    Hang in there! We all have tough times, times we feel alone, times we feel not ourselves and times we wish for things to be different. This too shall pass.

    http://andiez-attitude-of-gratitude.blogspot.com/

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  2. oh honey. isn't it so frustrating when things are so much easier said than actually done? i'm so sorry. love and miss.

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  3. I don't know if I'm more compassionate now that I'm a mom. But I'm definitely less judgmental. I was the perfect mom and knew EVERYTHING, before I had kids. Now I just look at whatever crazy thing someone else is doing, shrug my shoulders and think, hey if it works for them.

    Brush them haters off Nikki. =)

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