Finding Gentleness In a Spacious Place

He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.
— Psalms 18:19

Offering gentleness can mean allowing others and ourselves space and grace.  Today while listening to the next right thing podcast, I found comfort in Emily's words and thought I would share them here. Maybe you need to know that it's okay to give yourself space sometimes or maybe you need a reminder to do the same for others? 

So let’s face the window together and ignore on purpose the things we can control. And let’s be people who understand and who support the decision of others when they need to face their own windows for a time.

Just as we sometimes move through the world and feel misunderstood and misheard and misrepresented, other people do too. We can’t always know their motivations for things. It’s really not our job. In the same we want to move into the world, fully and freely, let’s allow others to do that as well. And release them from the burden of making sure we are okay. 
— Emily P Freeman, The Next Right Thing Podcast

Also, just for fun here's a winter themed poem from the children's book Outside Your Window, A First Book of Nature by Nicola Davies