I’ve been not wanting to get sucked into the fray, whether it’s politics, celebrity death or social media missteps. It got me to thinking that what really matters is what is closer to home. I can’t influence any of the other things unless I start at home.

Am I being kind?

Am I being honest?

Is the direction I am steering correct?

Are things that shouldn’t matter distracting me?

On a lark I looked back a year, a year to the date to be exact. The lesson I was learning then is a priceless one for me to re-embrace and share now, as I know so many other people who are struggling. Let’s try and be tender ourselves so that we might be better equipped to do the same for others.

365 days ago.