There’s some quote about healing wounds and touching them with kindness. I believe it to be true, that it is easier to heal when there is a particular kindness that touches the place of our injury. It is acceptance, and understanding. It is the grace of allowing humanity to exist in someone. It is an apology, heart-felt words, authenticity. This kindness gives what one needs to heal. It is love. It is connection in held space.
I’m so grateful for each kind word that found my heart, for each extension of arms, welcoming me. For each whisper that, like magic, re-knits the skin.