Acceptance


Snowing!

There’s a Woody Allen saying which I am taking the liberty of changing to fit my beliefs. If you want to make an angel laugh, tell them your plans. Seeing the snow this morning feels confining. Why can’t nature cooperate with my mood? Sunshine means bright future, openness and smiles. The direction my mood is taking is not going to help me get through my day. Breathe! Where did my patience go? What do I need? I can visualize my inner ‘general’ with arms crossed, standing erect and tapping his impatient foot. And I can visualize my breathe spreading calmness throughout my body easing my angst and soothing my expectations.

But sunshine gives me hope. I remember my general wants me to be safe and happy. I am safe and I am warm. Am I happy? Flip Flopping comes to mind. I feel one way and I feel another and they are opposites. Trying to control my mood with the weather is useless. I have learned that before. Breathe. Acceptance is the key to all my problems. But how much more of this can I take? I feel discomfort in my circumstances. Bottom line is I want normal to come back. I want a usual comfort of being to come back. Bottom line is I am not in control and it ticks me off. I remind myself I can handle this. I can handle my life. I can breathe and be in the now. I look at my feet. That is where I am now. I look in the mirror. I say, “I love you.” Breathe. Acceptance is the key.

Prayer for Serenity by Reinhold Niebuhr

God, grant me the serenity

to accept the things I cannot change,

the courage to change the things I can,

and the wisdom to know the difference.

God, Goddess and all that represents light and love

grant me the serenity

to accept the things I cannot change,

the courage to change the things I can,

and the wisdom to know the difference.

Participants’ Reflections:

• Sending Florida sunshine

• Have to find our own higher power

• Acceptance in times of Covid-19

• Hardy plants will survive snow. We are hardy and resilient, have to accept.

• Some good news channel. SGN. John Krasinski. Positive stories https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5pgG1M_h_U #somegoodnews

• Yesterday difficult. Teens at prom set up by John Krasinski

• Called help line. Felt heard. Got suggestions

• Do others feel unwell? Yes. Taking remedies. Dont panic, breathe. Air out house? Warm bath with salt. Go with flow.

• None of us in control. Liked first line of reading. Roll with punches. Keep breathing

• Breathe out through straw, helps to center

• Put voice to my feelings, feeling disconnected and discontent. Practice positive thinking.

• I am safe at home. Not trapped. Things will pass. Utilize the time

#surrender #meditation #positive #inspiration #selfhelp #prayer #acceptance

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