Here's what I want for all of us today.

I want us all to show ourselves some simple human mercy for our essential, existential, eternal insanity.

Because personhood is not always a simple thing, OK?

And we are all doing our best.


Show some mercy toward yourself. Put down the knife you are holding to your own throat, just for a few minutes. Let's all try it, everyone. Today.

(Me, too.)

Starting right this minute.

Love to you,

via Elizabeth Gilbert’s Facebook Wall