I know that I have always had the tendancy to not only think I am right, but that my way is the way it should be done. It is a struggle, sometimes, not to impress MY way on, well, everyone.
It is a struggle not to give too many explainations when a nod and smile are approprite.
So hard not to pick every little thing apart. No one and nothing is flawless.
I am not flawless.
My eyes have been opened to this quite a bit over the last couple of weeks. And in some cases, by holding on to my convictions about a subject, I have been wrong. Very wrong. People change without announcement.
What matters though is than in addition to people correcting me when I'm wrong-
The family member who is now clean.
The other family member who has made peace with her daughter.
Today my daily note from the Universe said this:
Guidance, attention, help, maybe. Love, always. Criticism, never.
What to give others.
What to give others. Have I been giving these things enough or have I been too busy grimacing at a sour note? Or tuning out the monotone narrative?
In trying to improve myself, have I become less accepting of others? I think in some ways I am accepting, but maybe not in the right ways?
I don't really know. It's a lot of food for thought and since it is coming up from several different sources lately, I can't help but think that it's my next life lesson. It is certainly something I want to be aware of and change about myself.
So now I think I will start asking myself, "What am I giving to others?"