These two lovely ladies, https://liveandlearn88.wordpress.com/ and https://terrysiverly.wordpress.com/ nominated me for the 3 day quote challenge, so here is day 2. Don’t forget to go check out their amazing blogs!
Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves without any insistence that they satisfy you.
This is a really big challenge for me especially as a parent. Everyone has a vision or an idea of who we should be but once we step outside of that box, others are not afraid to try and stuff us back in. The truth is, we have the right to make our own decisions and walk in the direction we choose. Life is like creating a beautiful painting and only the person holding the brush understands what he is trying to create. Until it is finished, it is a bunch of colored lines on a bare page but when it is finished, it is unique and amazing. I say let them paint and watch what happens. Their vision may be very different from our own vision but it is just as beautiful in the end.