Magical Wisdom

My husband is a great guy.  He is always trying to teach me about things I don't know.  Such as, how to unclog a sink, how the engine of our truck works and how to keep houseplants alive more than 3 days.  Despite the best of intentions, his teaching doesn't always hit the mark.

Not long ago,I would have felt that this was some kind of failure.  I would have continued to struggle in an uphill battle to master it all and held onto to negative feelings that ranged from irritation to shame.  

A magical shift has happened over the last couple of years.  (I'd like to think it's wisdom and not just age, but it's likely a combination.)  

More than any other time in my life, I am comfortable in my own skin.  While I still have much to learn and goals to strive for, I don't feel as though I have to prove myself any longer.  I spend less time comparing myself to others and focus in on exploring my own potential.  I know what I'm good at and I've accepted the areas that I'm not.  I ask for help a lot more quickly than before.  

It's a very peaceful way to live.  Rather than being confined by my own limitations; I feel free to deeply explore the gifts I have been given.  

So, I am quick to tell my husband that while I may learn the basics of unclogging a sink, I'm sure it will be a messy job.  I will have only a slight understanding about how an engine works. Finally, it is reasonable to assume I will continue to kill our houseplants if left in charge of them over long periods of time.  And, I am okay with that and I hope he can grow to be as well.

Perhaps you can relate?  When did you begin to gracefully accept the person you are?  Or, is still a struggle?  We may be able to help.  We would like to hear your story.