Who are you voting for? Clinton or Trump?
Do you believe in guns or no guns?
Are you more liberal or conservative?
You know what? I don’t care.
It doesn’t matter to me what your answers are to any of these questions.
I love you regardless. I really do.
Our differences of opinion make life interesting. It forces us to think.
If we all agreed on everything, we wouldn’t have to think about anything.
How do we truly know what we want unless we experience the opposite?
There is clarity in the contrast.
Let me give you an example…
I knew this guy who had dead animals all over his house. There were deer heads on the walls, a bear skin on the floor, and stuffed raccoons, foxes, coyotes – you name it, he had it, everywhere.
I didn’t realize until I was standing in the midst of all these eyes looking at me that I didn’t want dead animals in my house.
Kind of a silly example but I think you get my point.
Sometimes we have to hear or experience what we DON’T want in order to know what we DO want.
When you hear something that makes you cringe, breathe, this is good.
When someone does something you don’t understand, lean into that uncomfortable feeling.
When you find your faith and belief in yourself being challenged, look for the gift – it’s there.
Contrast creates a deeper understanding which leads to greater results.
Embrace differences. It’s good – really, really good.
Please share your thoughts in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you!