Monday, March 28, 2016
I could tell she'd been crying from the moment she walked in the room.
"Are you okay?" I asked, knowing the answer.
With a "deer in headlights" expression, she collapsed dramatically into the chair beside me, pouring out her desperate story.
I need to fix this... I think with lightning speed, kicking my brain into gear.
Meticulously, it sorts through the impressive collection of inspirational words; wisdom stockpiled specifically for occasions like this.
Cloaked in good intentions, I listen carefully as the details of her dilemma unfold. Silently, I ache for her, focusing on the intensity of her pain.
I want to fix this.... I think, But, with an unexpected twist. I find I'm suddenly mute, Swallowing my intended words of wisdom, I view the situation with unforeseen clarity. I'm confounded by the truth;
(a double whammy),
I cannot fix this......and... it's not my place to try....OUCH!
The sudden epiphany came from my own life experiences, I must respect the significance, the value, of her pain.
A genuine hug ends our evening. Both richer for the experience, we feel lighter as we go our separate ways.
She will fix this...... I know...
and grateful for the opportunity, I graciously I accept another life lesson of my own.