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Fixing What is Broken (or Not)

When “endings” become beautiful new “beginnings.”

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

A good friend gave me this writer’s box as a gift and I look at it every day. I think about what it says on the front, “The writer must write what he has to say, not speak it.”

I like this…because I often struggle against “reacting” with my words rather than “acting” with them. The truth is, my words have gotten me into trouble more times than I care to count.

I find myself facing a difficult situation, a broken one, and I tend to react first emotionally and then rationally. When that happens, the road to restoration is longer, harder, and more painful than if I’d stepped back for a bit.

Which brings up the whole issue of broken versus whole. Weak versus strong. Dependent versus independent. All good old American principles for making it in this world, right?

Not really.

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