I learned today about the death of a lady I used to know. I have not spoken to her since I was in California after the death of my mother. She lived across the street from my childhood home with her six children. She did the best she could with what she had and it was enough. Her children have all done well. They remain a tight knit group. She can rest in peace knowing her best has proved to be enough.
Do the best you can with what you have, and it will be enough. This is all any of us can ever do. We have all made regrettable choices and will likely make a few more before we are done. The only safeguard against the long term shipwreck of life is emotional honesty.
Own your choices, good bad or just dumb, they are all yours. Forgive yourself and be willing to extend to other erring mortals this same consideration. Very few in life are truly evil, most are just ill informed or angry individuals needing our love and pity.
Emotional Honesty is being willing to see all sides of life, not just your own. This is only possible when one is internally grounded. This grounding, for me, has come from knowing the one who loves me most knows me best. Whatever the wind blowing through my life I continue to abide safely because I am loved. No longer tossed from pillar to post I’m grounded to the unmovable rock of ages.