I have very strong values and convictions.
I really like looking at it from the point of if I don’t have my own grocery bag and I can’t carry it in my hands, I don’t get it because I am not going to use the plastic bag!
I mean really…WTF are those things still being made for and how can the grocery lady feel good about sending someone out the door with one in their hand!!!
There are so many examples of this in my daily life where I feel the values and conviction challenge come up and test me right in the face.
What I am working on is my ability to soften and not be judgmental with my strong values and convictions.
I am an only child that comes from a Momma who really emphasizes the whole morals and values and it was a huge part of my growing up and still is.
She is always saying, “if you can get up in the morning and look your self in the mirror an know you are your best self, then you are doing the right thing”.
I will be the first to admit that I judge the person I see walking out of the store with the plastic bag.
Instead of judging, next time I am going to go up to them and give them one of my grocery bags.
This is where the change can happen.
This is what I am waking up to this morning.
Where in my life can I soften and offer my grocery bag to someone instead of judging them for using the plastic bag.
I am using the grocery bag as a metaphor in case you didn’t catch that:)
To be honest, there are so many personal areas in my life where it is applicable!