|Photo by Lee Lindsey McKinney|
Once we identify the image
in the mirror
as the single common denominator
in all our problems,
all our relationships,
and all our stories,
as well as the only person, place,
or thing over which we have
even an illusion of control,
we have found the beginning point
for healthy relationships.
The next step requires putting down
the looking glass and giving ourselves
to make a difference
in someone else's life;
neither offering to fix, advise,
or change them, nor pretending
to be or do anything more or less
than who we really are and that
of which we're truly capable.
Don't wait for perfection or
understanding to begin,
and do not demand either of these
in yourself or others along the way.
Lead with your heart,
and let grace map
each step of the way.
Today is always a new day
in each journey.
© 2016 Todd Jenkins