Sometimes it's super hard to love and appreciate the people we LOVE the most. Back in college, I had roommates, who I still consider to be some of my best friends. I love those girls to death. However, living with them was not easy... personality crashes, sharing one shower, leaving dishes in the sink. The day to day grind and my pride almost ruined some of the greatest relationships that I made in college.
We sold our contract. Didn't speak to each other for several months. We apologized, and just this last year we had a Friendsgiving. (s/o to you crazy girls that I LOVE.) They are seriously some of the best friends. I remember at times I was really trying to find things I loved about living with them, our relationship thrived. When I focused on how loud they were talking to their Facebook boos... then our relationship crumbled. I was so so prideful. And so stuck in all the things that were going wrong.
It's easy to do this. It's easy to do this with your family members. It's easy to do this with our spouses and our kids. It's easy to do this with our roommates.
I have been listening to some wonderful podcasts about how we are the ones in control of our own emotions. We are the ones who CHOOSE to be mad. It's not what the person is doing that is ruining our relationships. It is the lack of control on our own emotions.
I'm doing a mindset shift. People I work with. People I live with. People I love.
I am going to start noticing one simple thing I LOVE about them everyday.
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