This isn’t the wish I originally had in mind for this day, back when I was planning this whole ordeal out. But then it occurred to me that acceptance is an important piece of the puzzle that is this entire month.
“Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you chose it. Always work with it, not against it. — Ekhart Tolle
I think there are serious limits, Ekhart, to what we should accept, FYI, but I get your drift. And this is what I’ve been working on lately — to not only live in this moment, but to work with whatever it brings.
Because I need to accept myself, my life, and where I’m at — and to accept others in the exact same way — if I want to have any hope of getting through December gracefully.
I need to accept that I’m just not a holiday-spirit kind of person. That I count losses and am way to introspective at this time of year. That I look old and tired because I am old and tired. That my body is what it is. That life is changing way too quickly and I can’t go back to the way it was when the girls were little.
I can work with all that. I can allow those around me to be as spirited as they want. I can be grateful for the people I love. I can keep track of successes instead of failures. I can eat for my gut and make rest a priority. I can enjoy the time we have with Abby when she’s home on winter break and our family is complete again.
What do you need to accept this month? You can share in the comments, or just to yourself or in your journal.