Common Ground

Common Ground

A family friend likes to tell a story about how her daughter and her daughter’s best friend met. It wasn’t friendship at first sight. Far from it. In fact, they were quarreling so much in Kindergarten that the teacher called a “parent teacher conference” with the two young girls. The wise Kindergarten teacher had them sit there and talk until they could find something they agreed on. It took a while, and a lot of ground was covered. Eventually they came to a consensus— they truly detested brown nail polish.

Out of that small commonality, a friendship blossomed. Sometimes you may not hit it off with your future best friend right away. Sometimes people grow on you. 

You may have the same experience with exercise. Just because your first experience with a certain type of exercise wasn’t enjoyable, doesn’t mean that you’ll never grow fond of that very same exercise. Is there anything about that exercise that you did like? Can you focus on that and give it another shot? 

Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a safe and healthy week. 


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