It seems as though I have been on a steep learning trajectory of late. Learning to handle people and situations — often like walking through a minefield. All requiring a deft touch. Often feeling as though I have the anti-Midas touch wherein all I touch turns to lead. And haven't we all felt like that at one time or another? Feelings of so much to learn and so little time to take it all in. Thinking I have it right. More often thinking I have it quasi-right. Or almost right. Or somewhat right. Again, have we not all been there?
Thoughts of my sister coming to mind. Thoughts of a recent phone conversation I had with her. Thoughts of how I had called her seeking advice and validation, as I so often do. She ended the call this way, referring to how I handled a situation: "Take care. And Lea...you are doing better."
And it gave me pause. Yes, is that not how we all learn? Isn't the entire point of life to handle things better and to get better/more adept at handling whatever heads our way? In essence aren't we all here to become...better?
I am reminded too of one of my British friends. So often they nail it and their voices echo in my ears. And so I share with you his summation of life, as told to me on an overcast day in Southampton England: "Lea, there really is no sense in getting the older if we do not also get the wiser."
How true. How utterly, fabulously true.
Here's to a wiser and better new year.
All the best,