Ease of functioning is what I want. Just give me that, and get out of my way. I don't know why it is so hard. Everything about it is hard. It is hard being me. You know what I'm talking about as it pertains to you. It is not easy being you. Why not? Why aren't we all helping each other be who we are? A little compassion and kindness goes a long way. Start dispensing compassion and kindness-- and never, ever ask, "When is it going to be MY turn?" Just dispense a little compassion and kindness to yourself. Get off your own back. Grant yourself a little peace, a little slack, along with the compassion and kindness. We only need a whiff. Just a memory. A faint recollection. Somebody being kind to us, reminding us of someone being kind to us, breaks the spell, picks us up, like a smile and a wink from across the room.