I can feel it. My blood boiling. My muscles tensing. My heart pounding and head spinning. I can’t get her to stop crying. I can’t get them to stop fighting. I find myself screaming, “CALM DOWN!” and then internally chuckle at how ironic I sound.
Ghandi said it best. “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
I walk away. Take a deep breath. Regroup. Resurface. Kneel down to her eye-level and offer what I could use right now. A hug.
I stay silent and rub her back, allowing her the time and space to release her tension.
We look at one another and crack the hint of a knowing smile.
Seen. Understood. Healed.