WHY YOU CAN’T HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER I fully believe that we are presented with learning opportunities every single day of our lives, and recently I have experienced an abundance of lessons! The biggest lesson has been about Integrity. Integrity is one of my most important core values, and it took a loving and courageous friend to show me where I was not fully honouring it. I was not practicing what I preach to everyone willing to listen about being kind to yourself, and allowing your unique and precious light to shine! Which brings me to the topic of…
Many years ago, when our children were quite young, my husband was a smoker.
No matter how tight money was, he needed (and got) his cigarettes every day. It was a non-negotiable, accepted fact that feeding his habit was a priority. And nobody thought it was weird, or selfish.
Apart from the health implications, nobody mentioned what his tobacco addiction cost the family because it was embraced as part of who he was.
Just like insisting on decent toilet paper is part of who I am!
The amazing thing is, that our budget always stretched to accommodate the cigarettes (and the good toilet paper).
Thankfully, he doesn’t smoke anymore but it got me thinking about what is non-negotiable in my life – besides good quality toilet paper.
Where will I not compromise?
Or, more importantly, where am I settling for less?
Try it for yourself.
Your weekly groceries can be very revealing!
Is there even one item on your shopping list that is non-negotiable?
Do you prioritise yourself even once a week?
What’s the worst that could happen if you gave yourself permission to splash out and buy the nice coffee, or the good chocolate, or the soft toilet paper?
Life is one big experiment.