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I have been thinking about the idea of tentative healing since I saw it as the daily post word prompt.  Each prayer we utter, for another’s benefit, is a tentative sending of sympathetic resonance that the recipient doesn’t know about, yet we make a tiny step to create waves of hope.  People say “Give me a blessing” or “Send me a prayer.” I am not worthy of such a gift, but if my frail deeds and conscious action can make a change in the Universe to send aid, who am I to say no to such a desperate request?

Therapeutic touch is a tentative bond between patient and healer, to insert warmth and balance into the energetic space of places out of alignment.

How can I let my adult children know that I love them without inserting myself too deeply into their own daily routines?   I am so proud for them of their achievements; They have outgrown needing or wanting my pride, but I am so happy for each of the respective life changes and achievements.  The careful speech – not too pushy, not too needy, not too opinionated – is some awkward dance of toeing the line. One misstep, and I will have to begin again, to tentatively build respect and connection.

Each sound, so carefully scrutinized, is a tentative syllable hoping to send tearful and heartfelt messages within the silent spaces between words.

A whispered prayer, for those whom we know, or those whose devastation is witnessed from thousands of miles away, is our small scared effort to help another for whom the Grace of G-d is all that separates us in pain and fear.  We are human; our empathy is how we know the doubts, the shame, the stigma, and the judgment being experienced.  I send my humbled attempt at tentative healing to those who need it and think that no one can hear their own tentative prayer for help.

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Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.

                                                                                                                       C.S. Lewis

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At the end of the day, we want peace.  For ourselves, for our world, and for our loved ones; the search for peace and contentment does seem elusive.  The violence of our world has shattered our existence and global change needs to shift more positively.

Some of us worry about our finances, relationships with loved ones, jobs and careers, raising our children, developing our passions and inspirations, and building a life of meaning.  Each of these can lead us to peace of mind and spirit.  Living without constant conflict, fear or doubt, would be a means to peace.

Kindness and compassion to others is one means of bringing moments of peace.  At times when my mind has far too many tabs open, I seek music to soothe me, as well as words.  A year of plans and decisions has passed to make room for new ones in the coming year. Have I chosen well? Did I make others happy? Did I make someone else feel better when I had the chance?  Do my loved ones know that I may not have liked every interaction, but am so grateful for them in my life?

These are steps along my personal path for peace.  Until our world catches up, I will do my part to create it in my life.

I wish you moments of comfort and calm in your search for peace.

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As an avowed Empathy Queen, individuals with passion, enthusiasm, sincerity, humor, honesty, and resilience are the ones who elicit my strongest sense of empathy.

When you have created strong emotion, for good or bad, you have found an audience that wants to take action.  Sympathy, pity and fear are short-term motivators and cause people to disconnect.  Yet, empathy makes someone want to advocate for you.

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This is the time of year when people want inclusion and to reinforce our desire for positive change in the world.  Every mass appeal still needs to reach the group as one person at a time to engage the head, heart and hands.

While I paused to consider those things for which I am grateful, my thoughts ran to setting aside some time and funds to donate on Giving Tuesday.

 

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#Giving Tuesday is on November 29, 2016 and is a global collaboration of social media and begins a notable period of charitable giving for the Holiday season and through the end of the year.

You can give your time, your money, or any other gift that can make a difference in your workplace, community, school, state, or country.  Last year, over 700,000 people in 70 countries raised over $116,000,000 online! 

We have so many wonderful charities to advocate for and people who need someone to fight for them. I have personally witnessed the devastation of ALS, destroying our loved ones and families, one neuron at a time.  Mental health stigma and shame still exists on a monumental level.  Not only do we still lack health insurance parity in the US, but, many are unable to seek treatment as fewer and fewer providers offer any insurance coverage at all. Less than 41% of individuals in the U.S. with a mental health condition received treatment this past year (http://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-By-the-Numbers).

You are sensitive to those life-changing crises that have affected you and can offer encouragement, support, and comfort to someone who thinks that no one else in the world can possibly understand.

Choose a cause that elicits your empathy; you understand because you have experienced it firsthand.  Each of us has struggled and that can be a lesson and an aid to understanding another.  We have so much to be thankful for and gratitude for that which we have survived.  Sharing our blessings with those whom we care for is part of how we prepare for Thanksgiving.

Sharing our blessings with those who need our help is part of how we can prepare for #Giving Tuesday and throughout the charitable season.

Wishing you every blessing to share ~~~

 

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