Let me start off by saying, this post has nothing to do with hoarding toilet paper but everything to do with change.
Sometimes my daughter shares my bathroom. I don’t discourage her, sharing one bathroom with her three brothers has to be an experience. I have two older brothers. For as long as I can remember, I had my own bathroom.
One day last week, she changed out the tp roll. No big deal right? You’d rather have a new roll than one lonely sheet hanging onto an otherwise empty cardboard cylinder, right?
Well, this is where things get a little complicated. This is when I began having conversations with myself. I think you know what happened. She didn’t put the roll on the way I usually do.
The way I see it, I had a few options.
- I could talk to her about her mistake and lecture her on the right and wrong way to place toilet paper
- I could ban her from my bathroom
- I could change the tp back to the way I was accustomed (but she might make the same mistake again if I don’t say something)
- I leave it alone and deal with why I was uncomfortable
I chose to leave it as it was placed.
On one of Oprah’s talk shows, she discussed toilet tissue placement on the roll. After expressing her preference, members of the audience informed her the bathrooms in the studio were opposite. She immediately had them changed. I get it. We like what makes us comfortable.
I like to embrace change. I enjoy pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I truly embrace Go With the Flow. I also encourage it with my kids and others around me.
Change is difficult. It’s can be scary or even upsetting. But change is necessary at times.
How do you handle change?