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Losing My Bad Attitude and Refusing to Take It Back

Still counting my “5 things” every morning.
It still helps.

Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind

After his wife died, a grief-torn C.S. Lewis realized, “If I had really cared, as I thought I did, about the sorrows of the world, I should not have been so overwhelmed when my own sorrow came.”

I don’t know about you, but when I read that quote by C.S. Lewis it hit me hard.

It hurt.

Because like Lewis, I always think I care about the suffering around me.

I really do.

And then, when something hard hits my life and drags me around and around, up and down, and through the wringer for days (nights) on end…I’m so full of my own complaints I lose sight of three things.

1. Perspective – I find it difficult to step outside of my own little world of hurt and begin characterizing this difficult season as my whole life. It isn’t my whole life. It’s only a portion of…

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