This is one of my gifts. As a child I witnessed countless outbursts of anger, mean and spiteful words meant to hurt the other person and tear them down. Determined to be anything other than this I became a constant witness to my own life. Going back and replaying situations, considering how it could have went differently.
With age I learned how to see these types of encounters as lessons I am meant to learn. I am always open to change, not fixated on “I am this way” and it is up to the world to change around me. Instead, I want to be like water, moving, adapting and shifting.
This does not mean I do not stay grounded to my values and morals. Instead it says I will not force my way of thinking and feeling upon others. Forcing them to conform to who I am.
We are each born with gifts, it is in recognizing these gifts along the way I have been able to adapt, to learn and grow an a person. Today, I look back with gratitude for those things which have brought me to where I am today. If I had not taken time to notice my gifts I would not have been able to alter my course and feel this same sense of love, peace and happiness I do today.