After having a conversation with someone who challenges me and whatever I say, I sat back and thought about what was said and unsaid. So many words come to mind when I think of him – oil and water, frustration, regret (not in a bad way), give and take, humor, clarity, assumptions, hope. But the word that stood out for me is acceptance, take the good with the bad, the messy with the neat, the perfect with the imperfect, just listen and be open.Whatever he says I take the wrong way and whatever I say he takes the wrong way, though I am sure he would debate me on that too. It just makes me sad that something that could have been great constantly gets lost in translation.
I don’t believe in soulmates – that is way too much pressure to put on any one person or relationship, but I do believe in what this quote has to say about relationships that truly matter in your life – they aren’t all peaches and cream – they are roses and thorns too.