A few truths for Thursday perusal.
Not everyone is going to agree with you, get you, or even like you.
And that's okay. Because, if you are honest, you don't get, agree with or like everyone in your life.
However, if you don't focus all your energy on trying to please, chase, explain yourself to, manipulate, and win over those who won't or can't get, agree with or like you, you might find the beauty of surrounding yourself with those who do.
And those who don't or can't can be amazing sources of challenge, growth and sandpaper in your life.
Sandpaper is exfoliating, removing dead "skin", imperfections and blemishes from your character.
Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.