Here’s the thing about epiphanies: you just never know when you’re going to have one.
These flashes of insight and inspiration often come to us at the strangest times; you could be standing in line at the supermarket when suddenly, Eureka! You have a sudden understanding of a situation that makes you see things in a whole new light. For Texas mom and blogger Amy Weatherly, that “a-ha” moment came as she sat with some friends at her local Chick-fil-A.
Amy explained on Facebook that she’d recently met up with a few friends at the fast food restaurant to have lunch and let their kids play on the jungle gym. As their children frolicked in the play area, pausing only to ask for ice cream in between bites of chicken nuggets, Amy glanced down at the table she shared with her friends and made an observation.
“I look at the half-eaten dipping sauces spread out on the table before us. I have Chick-fil-A sauce, because, let’s be honest, it’s the best. Someone else has Polynesian, and someone else has good ole, classic ketchup.”
“And I laughed, because, 1. How could everyone not like the Chick-fil-A sauce? I mean, it’s seriously amazing and 2. It reminded me that everyone is different, and everyone chooses differently, and what everyone needs varies, so I probably shouldn’t take it so dadgum personally when someone doesn’t like me, when someone doesn’t want to be my best friend, when I feel left out or excluded. I mean…I can’t do it. I can’t be everyone’s Chick-fil-A sauce. And neither can you.”
BOOM. There’s the truth bomb, right there. Amy just said a mouthful, and it’s something everyone, not just moms, need to hear. But Amy wasn’t done dropping knowledge yet:
“For some people, you are going to be too salty, and for others, you are going to be too sweet. For some, you will be too bold, and for others, you won’t have enough flavor. You will be too much and not enough for some people’s taste buds to handle and THAT IS OKAY.”
Not only is pleasing all people, all the time impossible, it’s exhausting to even try. Plus, it simply won’t ever work. You’ve got to understand from the get-go that no matter what you do or say, somebody out there probably won’t like it. No matter how nice or smart you are, there’s always going to be someone for whom you’re just not their cup of tea.
“Your flavor won’t be for everyone. Not everyone is going to request you, or want you, or put you on their plate. Some may even turn up their nose at the mention of your name. Take a deep breath and learn to be okay with it.”
Preach, Amy! What a great reminder to just be yourself, and that will attract others like you. Quit letting what other people think about you bother you, because at the end of the day, what others think of you is none of your business. You do you, mama!
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