There’s a Lid for Every Pot
This is a follow-up to my story about the sandals that didn’t fit, the ones that I tried to make fit by adding velcro and through wishful thinking.
Yesterday, a woman I work with at my summer camp job told me that someone here was possibly interested in my sandals. I was about to return them for a full refund, but it would be so much easier to sell them to a friend and not have to hassle with UPS.
Sure enough, Karen tried them on and her foot was a half-size bigger than mine, a perfect fit! She was thrilled and so was I.
I ordered a pair in my size just that morning. They were on sale, and they were the color I had originally wanted.
a) There’s a lid for every pot. A match for every person.
b) What doesn’t work for you will work beautifully for someone else.
c) Don’t force something that doesn’t work. It will not work. Period.
d) Find what works from the outset. You can always refine a relationship that is strong at the core. But not one that has a weak foundation.
I was always the person who made lemonade from lemons. I try to salvage everything, from furniture thrown in the garbage to relationships that are dying. But there’s a time to salvage and a time to give it up and go for what really works best.
I found a lid to my pot in the world of sandals. Now if we can all find lids to our pots in the relationship department. Keep on trying. He/she is out there.
You just have to find your lid.