I remember being a teenager and realizing that not everyone thought like I did. I mean, I knew people had different thoughts. But, I had assumed that some things were basically the same in everyone. Like, I had no idea that other people didn’t have fifty different ideas before breakfast. That was a strange revelation!
I didn’t learn more about the different personality types and patterns of thinking until the last decade or so of life. That has been a big help for life interactions and wisdom.
That type of understanding has been the most helpful in my life as a parent. Strangely (but not really strangely) all four of my kiddos think differently than me! With some of them, the differences are more visible than others. Sadly there is one kiddo that I just seem to keep getting it wrong with. Misunderstandings, miscommunications, and hurting hearts are not what I want.
Tonight I am thankful for the times that my kiddo and I talk and get it right. And I am thankful that we keep working at it, even when I get it wrong. I love my kiddos more than anything else in this world. I hope they always know that they are pieces of my heart walking around this planet outside of my body ❤️