As my daughters were growing up, my vocabulary expanded in amazing ways. Beyond the words I knew, I was introduced to the vernacular that was sometimes brand new and sometimes, much to their chagrin, simply resuscitated words.
"Salt" was one of those words I remember. I tried to convince my daughter that we'd used the word "salty" long before the kids were just throwing "salt" at one another. Every time I'd chime into a conversation, most of which happened when I was driving a group of kids around in my car, I'd say, "Salt!" and she'd laugh and say, "No, Mom, it doesn't work there." Heck, even now, looking it up in an online slang dictionary, it's got a lot of different variations. "Look at them salts over there" and "Wipe off the salt" and "Dang, that's salt!" (And if she reads this blog, she's going to be laughing, thinking I still don't know how to use the word.)
Then there were other words like Bling and Posse that just made the two of them shake their heads at me, declaring there were certain words that shouldn't be uttered by a parent.
I have gone from being inappropriate to just... wrong.
Now though, they think the things I say are cute. I don't want to admit that they've grown up, even though it's obvious that they have, but that must have something to do with it. You grow older and perspectives change. Things that might have bothered you, no longer do. Things that might have been annoying are now... cute.
Do you find that with your business, too? Do you let some things slide that used to bother you? I think it's important to learn discernment. Pick your battles. Don't let yourself get stuck on all the minutia. Do draw the line when things are wrong but don't lose your joy in picking battles that really don't need to be fought.
As for me? Bling on the posse, homegirl! I'm off to seize the day!