Aimed for Love, Got Unconditional Positive Regard

1. A specific compassionate loving thing I birthed into the world today: I spent a ten-hour unpaid day perfecting a volunteer edit for an organization that does good work.

2. A specific loving thing someone gave to me today: Usually parenting I see out on the street is atrocious Usury of the Vulnerable, but today’s parents were better than any ideal parent I could imagine.

3. A not-so-loving thing someone gave to me today: In brainstorming, my boss took an hour and a half to express his ideas that he asked everyone else to express in bullet points.

4. A compassionately loving thing I did in response to the not-so-loving thing today: Refocused on where he’s at rather than ascribing selfish motives.

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