time after time…

My word for this year is LEARN.  

So it just makes sense to use this Year of Sundays to reflect on 52 of my most significant Life Lessons.   Some may seem more significant than others, but each one has changed how I live my life in powerful way.   I’d love to hear if and how any of these same lessons have surfaced in the classroom of Your Life.

lesson33Time really does heal.   So give Time time.

Time doesn’t always fix, reconcile, make.life.exactly.like.i’d.prefer, but it does heal .  Sometimes the healing happens in a huge way.  Sometimes it’s more subtle – simply giving me enough strength to put one foot in front of the other.  Sometimes it’s segmented – my heart heals just enough to give my brain a chance to accept the situation.

Many years ago,  when my body was first diagnosed with MS, Tom built me a 12″x12″ plain box.  I turned it into my Official Pity Party Box.  I decorated the outside and filled the inside with healing things:  a Patsy Cline tape,  love letters, my dad’s prayer book, seashells, a a funny hat, paper dolls, bubble wrap (to pop!), etc  When I feel a pity party coming on, I bring out the box – play the Patsy tape and play with what’s inside the box.  When the tape is finished – so is the party.

When I can’t change The World to my liking – I give myself (and The World) time.

So much of Life seems to be ruled by time keeping and time keepers.  Being a time giver works better for me.

What experiences have you had with time-giving?