Opinions vs. Self

1. A specific compassionate loving thing I birthed into the world today: I sent flowers to a client who had to put down her cat.

2. A specific loving thing someone gave to me today: My boss took the time to talk with me about yesterday’s editorial opinion I voiced, at least restoring my faith in his integrity.

3. A not-so-loving thing someone gave to me today: I got in an argument with my partner where I wanted to feel supported and felt conversation devolved into political disagreement.

4. A compassionately loving thing I did in response to the not-so-loving thing today: I tried to remind him that supporting me doesn’t mean he supports my political opinions.