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*Happy birthday to my March birthdays: Landon and Bill!

I came across a meme that said, “People don’t always need advice. Sometimes all they really need is a hand to hold, an ear to listen, and a heart to understand them.”

Truth.

I’m bad at this. I always thought I was being a good wife, sister, friend but now I think people usually just need to get things out of themselves and into the universe at large. I hate seeing people hurt. I hate not being able to do something. I never know what to say if I’m not addressing a specific problem. I never learned how to sit and listen, how to just be with someone who is hurting. That it’s not really about me being the person they came to talk to but about them having someone they can talk to.

So the unsolicited advice I’m both giving and taking is to remember to give advice when it’s specifically asked for and take it with a grain of salt and the spirit of love it was most likely given in.

What are you thankful for today?