I’ve had this word selected for quite a while, even before I posted a few weeks back about quitting the business of blogging. In fact, this word may have been what drove me to it….
1. to make (something broken, worn, torn, or otherwise damaged) whole, sound, or usable by repairing.
2. to remove or correct defects or errors in.
3. to set right; make better;
Mend also has a sew-y connotation for me, which I love (I’m a sewing dork at heart). I like the idea that mending is not “replacing with bigger and better and flashier”, it’s fixing what you’ve got and making it whole, sound, and usable again. It’s admitting that what you have and who you are is good enough. It’s a process of improvement and correction.
And so, I’m beginning to mend.
I’m beginning to mend relationships.
I’m beginning to mend habits.
I’m beginning to mend life.
If we’re keeping it real (‘cause that’s the only way I know how to be), we ALL have something that needs mending…something we want to “make better”, right? Maybe you handled something badly with your kids or your spouse. Maybe you haven’t called a friend you really should have. Maybe you said something unkind. Maybe you thought about doing a good deed and didn’t.
Now’s your chance.