While I am empathetic, I am also disturbed by the change in my world. My space has gone from fun and light to dark and tense. At this point, I am wondering what I can do to either change it or change how it affects me.
It is so true, everything is subject to change. There is some change one has no control over. Who is in your space out in the world is sometimes one of them. When you're on the job, you are surrounded by people, most of the time, you have little to no control over who they are. You also have no control over their relationship to others in your space.
Today, I am walking out of the house with an attitude of grace. I will work to give this other one grace even as I am giving the same to myself. Dear God, give me the grace to handle this day in a loving and peaceful way.
While understanding and a shoulder to "cry on" for another is a good thing. It is only good to the extent that you are not getting dragged down by the weight of it. I'm not sure what the day will look like, but I am sure I need to do something different. Perhaps, be honest, speak my truth in love.
It's good to evaluate your affect on those around you from time to time. Are you bringing a smile to someone's face? Or, are they ducking into the shadows when they see you coming?
Fantasizing the personal freedom to insist on peace in my little world.