Acceptance of others and yourself isn’t an easy thing. It is difficult to accept your current place in the world. We all want bigger and better things and quite often we want the things other people have. The hardest part is just been content with what you have at this present moment. To not get caught up in the wants and desires of all those around you. If you can accept yourself it will be easier to move on in life. You might not be where you want to be but for this moment that is ok and work towards your goals. Keep that in mind when you pine after things you don’t have. It will change the way you act towards everyone around you.
In this crazy world that we live in it is so hard to remain humble. It is something I have always struggled with. I know the more humble I stay the better choices I make and the less drama in my life. If I could go back to my younger self that is something I would tell me. Remain humble. If we could all be a little more humble I feel that the world would be a bit brighter.
So much has happen in the last few weeks. I have gotten two, possibly three offers to transfer. All my desire to leave MN and now I don’t have time. In the last three weeks I have traveled half the east coast and tramped around DC. Waited by the phone as my sister was over taken by one of the largest hurricanes to date. Spend too my time with my mom but appreciate her all the same. And still not enough time.
But there is always time to take in the moments. It only takes a moment. I thought about it when I noticed so much change in the leaves since I’ve been gone. In the smell of rain. In the love of my cats.
So if cats aren’t your thing that’s totally fine. If its cars, video games, a breeze, or whatever makes you realize that when your life seems to fall apart you can focus on these tiny moments and see so much more. Find your peace. It will help in more ways then you will ever know.
As I am traveling along the East coast with stress all around me I am calmed by my faith. Faith doesn’t have to be in God or in someone but faith in what you believe. I, myself, believe God arranges my life. I do my damnest to scatter all His plans. However, things are coming together again. Hurricane has wobbled west and will miss my family’s homes. (Still high risk) My need to move out of my place has come together. Worry about housing in my new place is unplaced. All these things have come together and I focus on my faith. As things get crazy for you, believe in your faith!
Labor day is just around the corner. A day that is a national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. I have not been following the news because it just pisses me off to no end. I have however, been watching videos on Facebook about all these people driving south, with boats and campers to help the people in Houston and surrounding areas. I am awed and proud of all these workers who are taking their time, equipment, and hope down to help. We are a country where we can afford to take the time off or borrow out our toys. It is just a fantastic display of America! We don’t need to wait for another hurricane to help. We can help in our local communities. Whether you donate to food or clothing shelters or help out at a pet rescue. We can all help and it will make a huge difference in our lives and in the lives of people who get the help.
I feel that many time throughout a life you spend long parts just waiting. Waiting for the alarm, waiting for work to end… just waiting. These periods of time can become tedious. It’s hard, these moments of waiting. I find they sneak up on me and then pounce and leave me mired in the mud. These are the moments we need to take the time to enjoy the wait. Enjoy the sunrise. Enjoy the quiet moments. For only too quickly we will be swept away with the speed of life. Keep that in mind when you are feeling low and slow. And encourage others when you notice their slow moments.
I have had a rough go of things lately. Even though I try I do take things personally. I think we are all the same in that. It’s hard not to get frustrated with the injustice of the world. However, it won’t do us any good if we focus on these unchangeable things. So to counteract the negative we must be extra positive. Bring good things into our lives isn’t easy. So stop and smell the roses, or any flower you see. Take in the shapes of the clouds and ripples on the water. Be awed by the different shades of colors on the cars in your gridlock. Just look positively and it will change your whole day. I know it is a struggle for me so we must be supportive of each other!