From Indy

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Jane has been SO busy lately! I’ve watched her come and go, waited for hours for her to return, only to see her lock herself in her office to work once she gets back. She never stops! I’m feeling really lonely for her.

Jane has been working very hard on an exciting new project. I can feel her upbeat and passionate energy while she works. I know she is very excited. I don’t understand what she’s doing, but I do know that it is important that she stay on task and gets this project finished.

It would be easy for me to be upset that I’m not getting a lot of attention right now. And there are times when my feelings are hurt and I feel a bit left out. But, I also know that Jane’s busy schedule and demanding business has nothing to do with me personally. I love her enough to let her have this time to focus on her work, and to not make her feel bad that she doesn’t have a lot of time for me right now.

It’s hard, sometimes, to look at a situation through the other person’s eyes. But, if we really love someone, really care about them, we’ll take the time to step out of our own emotions and look at what’s going on through their perspective and their experience. Sometimes, we need to be empathetic and understanding of the other person’s point of view.

Jane apologizes to me all the time. I know she feels bad about spending less time with me right now, but I also know that she’ll be back. Rhett and I know that the kindest, most loving thing we can do for her right now, is to let her do her work without trying to make her feel guilty. We know we’re her solid foundation, her rock, her shelter in the storm. And that’s a job worth taking on.

Are you someone’s rock? How can you support a friend today?

Love, Indy

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