By Molly Patrick
Oct 19, 2019,
If there is something about yourself that you don’t like and you really want to work on, you have two choices.
You can either do the work or you can say screw it, and not do the work.
If you choose to do the work, it will eventually pay off and whatever you’re working on will come to fruition.
If you choose not to do the work, you must accept the consequences of not doing the work.
If there is something about someone else that you don’t like and you really want them to work on whatever that something is, you also have two choices.
You can either accept them for exactly who they are (the best definition of love out there), or you can say screw it and opt to not have that person in your life anymore.
If you choose to accept them, you must accept ALL of them. The good, the frustrating, the irritating, the amusing, the perfections, the imperfections – it’s a set menu, not à la carte.
If you choose to not have them in your life anymore, you must accept the consequences of not having them in your life anymore.
So you can change yourself, or not. And you can accept someone else, or not.
But what you can’t do is change someone else.
That my dear, needs to be left to them.
You might play a part, but you will never be the sole reason someone else changes. The only reason someone makes changes to their life is because they want to, not because you want them to.
When the sting of that wears off, feel the weight lift off your shoulders as you release responsibility for other people, and you make room for your own damn worthy, beautiful, badass self.
Talk to us in the comments below and tell us two things you’re going to start doing to make that happen.
- 2 pieces 100% whole wheat or sprouted bread, toasted
- Almond butter
- Ripe pear, sliced
- Spread some almond butter onto both pieces of toast, then add a layer of pear slices on one piece. Sprinkle the pear slices with cinnamon, then place the other piece of toast on top.
Wishing you a happy week. May it be filled with making room for you.