Have you ever read the book, "All the Things I need to know I Learned in Kindergarten"? 🤓❤️
I've been in a season of "asks" lately, which is definitely out of my comfort zone.
But the one thing that keeps resonating with me is ... “leave things better than you found them."
Did you ever learn that?
And as simple as it sounds, it definitely doesn't seem the norm.
In an age where "deserving" + feelings of entitlement swarm, all I want to do is leave things better than I found them.
I'm not always good at this, but I'm definitely more aware.
Whether it's getting someone's car cleaned before returning it, or having someone's house cleaned before they return - or even as simple as washing a towel that was borrowed before giving it back … there are COUNTLESS ways to leave things better than we found them.
And that goes for relationships + situations too.
Which can be tough.
Bc we're human.
We want to be right.
We want to have the last word.
We want to be heard.
But that's not always right. Or good.
For our health, or our relationships.
So I'm working on this too.
Learning to be ok with not always being heard, whether I'm right or not.
Making sure to value the relationship more than my pride.
I’m a work in progress, but it's a lesson - one I'm determined to learn.
Because I want to always leave things better than I found them, the physical + inanimate - bc both have value.
Value yourself. Value others.
Respect yourself. Respect others.
People will always remember how you made them feel long after they’ve forgotten what you’ve said.