Sitting with a friend, talking about life and what it takes to get what you want out of it. I had to really ponder the question; "Is it really worth the fight?" I have to say in this case the answer is no.
Is my life perfect? Of course not. Nobody has a perfect life and if you think "they" do, "they" are probably more messed up than the rest.. If there is anything I've learned over the years, it is; you cannot judge others on outside appearances.
I used to have a hard time with women who put no effort into their appearance. I wanted to fix them. Just put on some make up, a stylish outfit. SOMETHING. Then, one day it just hit me, these women were healthy, happy with who they were without all the flash. They were the ones who were free from hang ups and the need to appear to the world as pulled together. They had nothing to prove.
I'm getting there. Slowly. I still deal with pride and insecurity. What I do have today is the insight to pick my battles and be grateful and thankful for my life with all it's imperfections and challenges. It is in the struggles that you find strength. In the giving that you have all you need. So, just for today, I will choose to be thankful for the beautiful place I live and all the love I have in my life. I will choose to give a little more and be open to receive all the blessings that come out of that.