clothe yourself with gentleness

grab your softest sweater and coziest blanket as you read these words meant to help lightness lift your soul

introduction: clothe yourself with gentleness

As the November chill sweeps through and blows around the leaves until the trees are bare, let us find a sweater to wear or a blanket to wrap around ourselves.

Let us find one for our friends too. Let us clothe ourselves and others with gentleness as the holidays approach.
— Melissa Hirshburg

broken jacket & a soft song

Sometimes we cannot control the harshness of our circumstances, but we can return to a gentle memory for comfort, and we can find our most comfy sweater or hoodie to wear as a reminder of God's promise;

Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

yoga pants + gentle yoga

I've learned some important lessons about gentleness from a "gentle" yoga class led by my friend and Holy Yoga Instructor, Molly Smith.

In this post I am sharing what her class has taught me. Thanks Molly!

 

A SWADDLE BLANKET, A BABY, & ADVENT

and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger,
— Luke 2:7

AT THE END OF THE DAY

It’s a long hard road With a good, good end And if I keep on walking on past the crooked bend I will meet my Maker I will meet my Friend It’s a long hard road With a good, good end.
— Waterdeep

what to wear

A uniform, much like life, is born of accepting that we should throw the rules out the window. Perhaps there is no right way to skin a cat, to slice an apple, to stock a closet.
— Erin Lechner, Chasing Slow

journey to gentleness

Blessed are the ears that eagerly listen for the breath of the divine whisper; and do not pay attention to the many whisperings of the world. Thomas A Kempis
— Thomas A Kempis