Posts by Mary-Frances Makichen

Mary-Frances has been meditating and diving into information about spirituality and personal development for most of her life. She embraces the grey (not black and white) contradictory spaces that make us uniquely, wonderfully flawed human beings. A professional writer, Mary-Frances loves to write informative and inspirational articles that help people navigate life. Visit her site at youvegotthis.net.

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You Never Know What Someone Is Going Through, So Be Kind

“Give everyone the benefit of the doubt today…” ~Lori Deschene, Tiny Buddha’s 365 Tiny Love Challenges

Here’s something I’ve learned firsthand: No matter how someone looks or acts, you truly never know what’s happening in their lives.

Five years ago my husband Walter was dying from cancer. Twice during a thirteen-month period he was hospitalized, thirty minutes away from our home.

I spent about ten hours a day at the hospital, plus travel time during those long weeks. I was a wreck.

I don’t know what I looked like to the outside world. Inside, I felt impatient, angry, sad, out