Gray Area

Sometimes and particularly in an election year when sweeping statements are being tossed around every other second like great truths, I get a little frustrated.  I will be the first person to argue that everyone is entitled to their opinion, but it is important to remember that most all of our “truths” are just that… our opinions.  I was having a discussion the other night with friends about how the world is made up of gray area.  Most all rules, laws, and facts have at least one possible circumstance in which they are no longer valid.  I believe that too often people form an opinion about something or make a statement that they present as factual or “black and white.”  They are unyielding in their belief that this one way is the only possible solution.  They believe that this is how everyone should live their life.  I know that I am guilty of thoughts and statements like this as well.  My “black and white” for the day is that it is important to remember the gray.  To remember that every person has their own journey and therefore their own truth and that it is important to keep some flexibility in our thinking and consider other people’s perspectives.

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  1. Blair Scheepers

    Wow, that couch needs to get into my fantasy sitting room, ASAP.

    Great post again girls!

  2. Stephanie G

    The shading is beautiful. Some make you feel that you are there.

  3. Lindsey @ be pretty

    Amen, sister and well put! I agree 100%! Remembering the Grey… I love it! 🙂 Gorgeous pictures that you selected!

  4. Taylor

    I so needed to read this today. Great post Meg. Love the pciture selections as well.

  5. Christina

    I second LRT’s “Amen!”

  6. Colleen

    Well said. Always such a voice of reason Meg.

  7. marilyn

    I just might make a poster for my classroom with your quote!

  8. marilyn

    You are all kinds of awesome!

  9. Colleen Kerns

    Oh I just love this post! Fabulous pictures as well 🙂