And thats ok… but at times that can be hard to grasp, depending on the circumstance.
We learn from other people and their lives. We have the power to create our own ultimate life. Opinions can be very strong, but just because that is someone’s opinion does not make it “right”!
Life lessons and learning. #makingourhouseahome project #zmijanest has been a true test on our lives. #renolife alongside “everyday” #reallife can at times prove challenging! The ultimate compromise at the time to each think about what the other suggested, or the way it had to be lol!
The other night when discussing reno things, my immediate response was “no” to a suggestion of my husband’s. I had been very clear at how a certain design had to be or I didn’t want it. He agreed and suggested an alternative, which I immediately – without thinking said ‘No!’. Thankfully my husband asked why and I quickly re-thought about what he said and opened my mind to a new possibility!
Life lesson… seriously because we worked together with a new design and possibilities, we were ok with making a shift, staying true to our budget for this aspect! Interestingly enough, we are back to our original plan for this part of the project which we both loved in the first place.
We have had multiple of these conversations during this process. Being reminded to be humble and kind. Honestly this has pushed and pulled us, in some of the best ways! Creating what is ours, what we have figured out as a family, not just me or my husband. We welcome our kids input, obviously we figure out the “big stuff” but anything we can ask our kids opinions on, we do! Figuring out life together and being open to always be learning!
I love to let my husband know in front of the kids when I think about his ideas and can see the benefits of his thoughts! I want my kids to know that even though we may have challenges, we can continue to rise up! I also want them to know that I respect him.
So I felt compelled to share this life lesson! As we travel through this journey of life, we will continue to rise up the more we are open to learning. We can learn so much from each other!
I’m going to share a photo of my daughter and my dinner’s the other night. What is right for me, isn’t right (or what she likes) for her. I really enjoy cooked spinach with other veggies like mushrooms, garlic and green onion. We also had salad options for a build your own. My kids do not enjoy the hot vegetables and prefer cold cut up veggies. As a parent we can provide guidance to our kids. Age appropriate life lessons and opening up to a more reasonable way of thinking and options that really in truth is the exact same option!
Just because its my opinion doesn’t mean it’s right for everyone! Living an authentic life over here 🙌! Enjoyed my hot veggies and have some for lunch the next day!
2020 is all about flowing with ease and grace.
The last 10 years have been some major growth years. Facing challenges and choosing to rise back up, every single time. Grateful for the love, fun, progress and direction in life.
Choose to be grateful that you are not always right. I know I am! It didn’t always feel so great to not “be right”. Lately it’s been a humbling grounding experience to genuinely ask what the other options might be!