Firm, solid, rigid, stiff, resistant, unbreakable, inflexible, impenetrable, unyielding, solidified, hardened, compact, dense, close-packed, compressed; steely, tough, strong, stony, rocklike, flinty, as hard as stone; frozen.
With my daughter, my husband, my friends, my pets, my clients...
I am soft.
With myself I can be...
if I am not careful...
not so soft.
When my body chose to become stiff and unyielding, heavy with scars, I chose to be equally as rigid in my thoughts. And it only served to create both mental and physical frustration.
When I insisted on wearing the same garments I had worn before surgery, conforming to a dictated schedule without flexibility, my skin burned with pain.
When voicemail sent me an old message asking me to call the office for additional testing, my thoughts stayed frozen in the worst possible place. I wouldn't let myself soften enough to entertain the idea of a technical error.
Empty signposts echo our changing landscape. A small town softening, mom and pop hardware stores and farms giving way to big boxes and housing developments.
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