Sunday, May 7, 2017

Quote of the Day

When we feel others have failed us with their "deficient" efforts, we'll often judge our own efforts to comfort by the same (impossible) standards.  Such high standards of ourselves can make us feel inadequate, prompting us to shy away and do nothing for fear our effort will fall short.  Or, they can cause us to give too much or with excessive worry, which are tendencies that make our gifts harder to receive.

-- Kelsey Crowe and Emily McDowell, There Is No Good Card for This, p. 37

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