You can’t always get what you wa-aaant (and other hippie music;-)
Sometimes not getting what you want is exactly what you need.
Not getting what you want. Talk about something we resist (ahem; adults throw tantrums too, let’s be fair and try more compassion when dealing with this very resistance from our kids?).
We want what we want! We also want what we need! Sometimes it gets even more confusing because we feel we need what we want (one version well-known as Keeping up with the Jones’).
This phenomenon we call being let down or disappointed can push us to get creative, to learn something new that eventually gifts us with the many benefits of an emotional skill learned or emotional skill better-refined. The rewards aren’t always on our timeline, of course, but we truly have all the time in the world for the journey is…as long as it takes.
The journey is as long as it takes.
We will never cease
perfecting refining the way we react to issues, problems, the word “No”, (fill in your blank)…
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Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values ~ Dalai Lama.