The lesson of the day month lifetime is how to be gentle with myself. How to cut myself some slack. How to soothe myself and be tender with myself and not turn every thought or hope or disappointment into a stick with which I beat myself senseless.
I do not come by this naturally. What I come by naturally is the iron fist for myself, while I save the tender hand for those around me.
Learning. Learning. Learning.
The way of life.