Frustration can often be caused by unmet expectations. When reality and expectation fail to intersect it’s important to review how those expectations formed and how to adjust your feelings about them.
We often view our future as having negative aspects which can lead to anxiety and be overwhelming. The same emotions we have about negative future can be flipped to view those outcomes as positive. The hero story we create for ourselves works out better when the hero wins.
Your feet are already point forward. All you have to do is follow them.
Hindsight is always 20/20. Many of us use this feature of our humanity to look back at how we treated others to see if there are opportunities to improve. More than once we find them.
Sometimes you might find that in areas where you thought you were being kind by saying yes you were actually hurting someone–sometimes that someone is yourself. Selfless acts are noble and if done properly they can help us stretch our skills and gain empathy for others, but all too often we say yes to things without thinking of the bigger lessons involved.
Sometimes kindness means no.
A religion’s greatest monument is not its structures, but the example of its people. I’m sad for the loss, but I know the people of Paris and those of the Catholic faith are resilient. I look forward as their examples of faith will impact our lives for the better.