Be open to new things I say. We have opportunity to learn each day. Sometimes we get so set in our ways that we forget to be open. It seems that people may worry that if they take in new information and learn that it I somehow a reflection on them not being good enough. Instead of listening to new information we become defensive and miss out. Learning and adjusting our thinking with our new knowledge is an amazing gift we have – don’t waste it.
I most recently learned that it is not a good idea to put shower gel in the little foot spa I have at home. It is one of those little things that you put your feet in and it bubbles and warms your feet. I thought to myself “why not put a couple of drops of shower gel in there.” This was not a good idea. I turned my back for less than a minute and there were bubbles EVERYWHERE. There were lots and lots and lots of bubbles. The bubbles were pretty, which I noted and enjoyed, but an absolute mess to clean up. (Which is a bit like some of life really. Things can be beautiful and messy and a pain to clean up.) It was like the only one time in your life (for me it was with my roommates in college) where you run out of dishwasher soap so you think what would it hurt to use a bit of regular dish sink soap instead. You quickly learn that is not a good idea when over half your kitchen is saturated with bubbles. It was kind of like that.
To sum up my totally random ramblings of today: Bubbles are pretty and are to be enjoyed. Also – be open to learning new things – it is one way to grow and embrace joy in your life!