Some things in Life should never require flexibility, such as protection of my family, holding fast to my beliefs and maintaining a strong foundation to our marriage.
The rest is pretty much negotiable.
Flexibility is the fuel of life. Without it, we mire ourselves in overly rigid rules and lofty ideas of a perfect world which, in reality, we cannot control (even though we would all surely like to, at least on some level).
So why do we insist on getting our way all the time? Is there no common ground of compromise that allows us to win and to bestow a win upon someone else as well? We aren’t perfect. Why do we assume our ideas and wants are?
Be flexible. It doesn’t hurt. I promise. Be willing to see someone else’s needs and figure out how you can both achieve the best possible outcome. Be okay with giving up a little of what you want to help a project or a request move forward. By giving in a little now and then, you build relationships with people and you get asked to come out and play more often. You establish yourself as a valued, logically minded, fair partner who seeks the best interest of the group and sets aside your personal desires.
You have your own needs and wants, and they are important. But if you ever want anyone to care about that, you have to be willing to care about others as well.
Everyone’s Life isn’t directed at how they can best serve you. Get over yourself. Loosen up. See the grander picture. Fit in where you can. Hold tightly to the things that matter, and be willing to roll with it on the things that aren’t as important.
Be blessed. Be loved. Be thankful. Roll with the rest.