Late today ... I swear, my sleep schedule is nuts. The past two days, I woke up at 3:30 a.m. and last night Dakota had tummy troubles, so I was up at 1:30, up at 2:30, up at 3:30 ... and then finally crashed and woke up at 5 a.m. feeling like I'd been hit by a truck.
I'm pooped. But napping during the day messes me up even more. With any luck, I'll get some uninterrupted sleep tonight!
So ... I have a love / hate relationship with my new wood stove. It's beautiful, it burns longer and more efficiently and it really heats the house! On the other hand, it's hard to light, and (for me anyway) it's either burning too cool (which causes creosote to build up in the chimney) or cranking so hot I'm terrified I'll burn down the house.
Running a wood stove isn't as simple as just throwing a log on the fire... physics is involved, and that wasn't my strong suit in school. I'm slowly learning, but I just hope I don't wreck the stove or burn down the house before I figure it all out.
You Have Some Compassion
You truly want to be a compassionate person, but you often don't know where to start.
When someone is upset or hurting, you want to do something. You feel at a loss when you can't help.
Believe it or not, your empathy helps others quite a bit. Just being there is often enough.
Try to listen more and act on your intuition. You have what it takes to be a very compassionate person - you just need to exercise it more.