Work in progress

Work in progress, each of us.

Each of us is a work in progress.

Reminding ourselves of this can help us grow in patience, with ourselves and with others. It may also help us act with kindness. And remember we tend to do to others as we do to ourselves . . . So that means kindness to ourselves as well as others.

Reminding ourselves that we are all a work in progress also keeps us humble. There are studies that indicate that humble people have better relationships. Why would this be? Because they accept other people for who they are.

Say it with me, ‘I am a work in progress’. Think of someone you know, maybe someone with whom you have a difficult or complex relationship, ‘They are a work in progress.’

Accept that you and others are a work in progress; grow in patience, kindness and humility.

This is Mindful Monday on 6 September 2021.

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