Sometimes our loved ones do not have what we need, or perhaps, what we deserve.

Our work is in accepting their limitations, loving them anyways and setting boundaries if need be.

My version of Johanna Basford's Secret Garden adult coloring book.

My version of Johanna Basford’s Secret Garden adult coloring book.

Stop going to an empty well expecting there to be water.

But, also do not be the person who stops going to the well completely, because people can change, grow and surprise us.

Instead, go to the well to enjoy the sun, the beautiful flowers and the peace you can find in yourself and in your acceptance.

And, if there is water one day, if your loved one can give you what you want, need and deserve, you can be pleasantly surprised.

*An updated excerpt from Chapter 5 of Ever Upward.

3 thoughts on “Petite Post: The Empty Well

  1. BnB says:

    Ohhh, this is a good one. A good reminder that what is lost doesn’t have to be lost forever.

    On the flip side of the coin, any suggestions for navigating a situation where someone wants something of you that you are unable to give at the present time?

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    1. Thank you! Be honest with them, I think that is all we can do. Let them know, and know that it may mean the relationship has to change. Make sense?

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