Take the time to think big, to look a little harder, to scratch the surface. Seeing the big picture means seeing the whole, the ideas and the possibilities, not just obstacle we face.
Yet having someone tell me I need to “take a step back” and “Think about it in the grand scheme of things" when I’ve got a real problem that isn’t solved by a few encouraging words, often makes me feel worse.
Thought there are times when we need look hard and to see the picture in the pieces, we also need to understand there are times when the broken pieces simply don’t go back together. Such times don’t require motivation quotes, rather a shoulder on which to lean as we share, grieve and heal.