Thankfulness for 40
There’s something about 40, after being so for ONE day now, that I can totally cling to: I am comfortable in my own skin.
It’s been quite a process of major events to get to this point, but it is those very events and the choices I’ve made in handling them, that has gotten me here.
It’s no secret that I’m a people-pleaser. There’s nothing wrong with being that way, but when the pendulum swings too far to the left or right of balanced, it can become a big problem.
Like, it can cause you to compromise your beliefs and ideas, and you end up giving in when you really shouldn’t, just to keep the peace.
Well, no more. I may change in the future regarding beliefs or convictions, but I am confident enough in myself (spiritually, emotionally, physically and mentally) to not worry if I’m making someone else uncomfortable. Because when I give in to keep the peace, it isn’t a compromise. Compromise means that both parties give a little to gain something. It’s a win-win. But when I give in, I completely lose.
It isn’t a competition. And yes, sometimes you have to wisely pick your battles. Sometimes you MAY even give in. But generally, I am determined to please others without compromising myself at my core.
Thank you, 40, for getting me where I am today. I welcome that number with a smile!