Michelle W. asked the question in today’s challenge, “Is there a single idea or definition of love that runs through all the varieties of “love”?
I thought for a moment of all the relationships I have (daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, wife-to-be, and best girlfriend) and for me there is one common factor: acceptance.
Acceptance not in the term of enabling, but allowing someone to be themselves without the requirement of perfection. We all have areas of ourselves we could stand to improve on, so why subject someone else to a strict standard ? I’m not saying we condone actions that are reckless, but recognize we may not all have the same frailties but sharing each other’s strengths make for a well-rounded, richer, relationship experience. Weaknesses become the strengths of tomorrow if we embrace them honestly and grow from them.
Do you agree?