Yes, I continue to torture my cat for the purposes of my blog (well, not really). There was a repair man at my apartment today and I needed to lock my cats on the balcony for an hour while they worked. Two of the cats enjoyed it, the third was NOT happy – as the photo shows. As I watched my screaming cat, I thought of how often we do the same in relationships in our lives. How many time have you wanted to scream at someone to let you in???
Relationships can be challenging things – balancing the needs of adults and children. It is so easy to get out of the habit of reaching out and serving to each other and instead end up fighting to be heard. I have seen this happen over and over.
I wonder how relationships would change if we all learned to let each other in – if we trusted each other – if we reached out to each other – if we were able to show how much we care.
What would this world look like if more people focused on what they could give to a relationship instead of only what they get out of the relationship?
By the way – giving to another person means giving them what they want and need (not what you want them to have!!!)
Today, 129 days ’til 40, I strive to remind myself to work on letting people in. As we reach out, we create deeper, more meaningful, relationships.