I apologize for my silence.
I've been working - in the office, home, yard, community - and I've been mulling. A lot.
It seems like every major frustration in my life has resulted in my desperate attempt to get other people to do the right thing. Meanwhile, I struggle to do the right thing and am incredibly hard on myself when I fail.
So, I am taking the advice of Josie and of Maria and spending some time focusing on what I LIKE about myself, my successes, my gifts. It's becoming easier to identify those things but is still incredibly difficult to think of them without also thinking, "even if I also," or "but sometimes."
And so I continue to mull, and attempt to pick through all the clutter.