Sunday, July 1, 2012
Grateful. The Reunion.
One of the things I love about this community is that there is always an abundance of people that understand you, and if not, they just pretend they do, and well that's almost as good.
Sometimes life gets busy, sometimes it doesn't and you just get snowed under, and sometimes you can't stop giving your computer the stink eye. I am going to say that after the massive month June has been for me, I have been guilty of all three.
I had to pull back in a lot of areas this month. It happens.
What it allows for is time spent elsewhere doing other things. Sometimes new.
Sometimes those things replace waning loves. Sometimes it's boring stuff that just needs to be done.
This week I am so unbelievably grateful for empathy.
That people are able to stop and consider your situation or perspective. They don't need to agree, just that they are able to understand, even if they would do things differently.
I am grateful to those who enjoy a difference in opinion, and aren't afraid to stand behind their words and share their thoughts in a respectful manner. I love this because it gets me thinking and makes me challenge my own beliefs. There are times that I am made aware of things I possibly didn't know, or a certain phrasing clicks with me. There are also times when I feel more secure in the things that I believe.
Both, I feel are positive.
The ability to share an opinion and empathise go hand in hand to me. It's important that whilst sharing our thoughts and beliefs we remain aware that not everyone has to agree, and that that's beautiful in it's own way.
What do you think? Do you like disscussing your beliefs with those who may oppose your stance? Are you able to empathise with others even when you do not agree?
I am inking up with Maxabella Loves this week for a big Grateful Reunion. This is a fabulous linky that I was playing from it's very first beginings. It has moved over to Kidspot Village Voices now but it's still very much got the heart and soul that Maxabella first breathed into it. I encourage you to join up.