You can’t always get what you want ..

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

My mom frequently quoted this well known song from The Rolling Stones to my brother and I growing up. A friend’s comment to me today got me thinking…

Two of the most valuable things my parents have instilled in my brother and I are compromise and adaptation. One of the earliest lessons of compromise can most certainly be gained by having a sibling. Almost from day one, the give and take begins. Compromise. Furthermore, life isn’t fair. Unfortunate things happen and certain circumstances are very far from ideal, but life goes on. One must adapt.

I certainly am not always the best at understanding and change sometimes takes a while to get used to, but for all the times I step back and look at myself and realize how well I’ve done with some not so manageable circumstances – I am grateful. Grateful for all of the times I didn’t get what I wanted. Grateful for all of the times something went awry, yet worked out for the better. Grateful for two parents who know the priceless value of tough love.

.. but if you try sometimes, you just might find .. you get what you need.

2 Responses to “You can’t always get what you want ..”

  1. Let me just say, I am so glad to have met you. You always are so insighful. Im addicted. Im a stalker. Xoxo

  2. Nailed it.

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