I look at my watch and realize I should have left 10 minutes ago; I rush out the door. Throwing the minivan into reverse, I put my foot on the gas and then smash into our driveway gate. I knew either my husband or I would hit this gate eventually. I mourn the fact that I secretly really thought it would be him.
When we seek approval from outside our selves, it is a never-ending search. Not only are we at the mercy of other people's ever-changing opinions but circumstances are always changing as well. We might make one friend happy but another is disappointed in us. Or we might please our partner one day but not the next.