Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Midweek reminder: Everyone struggles

I've long been a fan of the quote:

Recently I saw this paragraph, and it really spoke to me, in a similar vein. How often we forget that we're all human, after all.

“The fact that you’re struggling doesn’t make you a burden. It doesn’t make you unloveable or undesirable or undeserving of care. It doesn’t make you too much or too sensitive or too needy. It makes you human. Everyone struggles. Everyone has a difficult time coping, and at times, we all fall apart. During these times, we aren’t always easy to be around—and that’s okay. No one is easy to be around one hundred percent of the time. Yes, you may sometimes be unpleasant or difficult. And yes, you may sometimes do or say things that make the people around you feel helpless or sad. But those things aren’t all of who you are and they certainly don’t discount your worth as a human being. The truth is that you can be struggling and still be loved. You can be difficult and still be cared for. You can be less than perfect, and still be deserving of compassion and kindness.” - Daniel Koepke

If you need that compassion today, I hope you get it. And if you're in a position to give, please do.


  1. oh I love that! I feel like I struggle often...and how can anyone deal with that?

    1. Well, I think you know the answer to that, Janet... and he loves you very much!

      Just knowing that someone is there for you in your times of struggle, and you're there for them in their times of struggle... such a lovely/loving place to be.

  2. Lovely. I'm starting to feel my heart soften a bit. I think it's all about perspective, if and when possible.


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