T.G.I.F. Oof. I needed this one to end.
Here's your quick and dirty weekend reading list from around the web, guaranteed to make you a better human being.* Also, grab some tissues.
A cleaner person: I'm praying this could work for me because we all know cleaning's not at the top of my priority list.
A more informed person: You probably didn't know there was such a thing as an abortion doula.
A more compassionate person (with yourself): The drive to be endlessly, always, unrelentingly productive may lead to productivity, but it may take you down a difficult path on the way. Honor your asterisks.
A more accepting person: Draw inspiration from this child and her parents as they bravely and lovingly navigate the transgendered world (aka, same world but as a transgendered person).
A smarter person: Fake smart is the same as real smart. At least from the outside, right?
A more secure person (in your relationship): Everyone has sh*t in their relationship. You are not alone.
*As I've said before, simply reading these articles probably won't make you a better person. But they're interesting, and anyway, I recommend seriously considering whether you're perfect already - just the way you are.
p.s. Remembering this experience, which helped me to be more compassionate with myself and with the world.