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As we get older, we learn the wisdom of acceptance. Whatever is going to happen, will happen! There is a quote from someone who said ’Youth is wasted on the young', how very true this is. We have so many enthusiastic ideas for our future when we set out and looking back in my life so much didn’t go to plan.

However much we look back, and want to change what happened and how we handled a situation, there is nothing we can do but ACCEPT that it is in the past we cannot change that. If you don’t do this, you will be stuck on the roundabout of life’s regrets.

We can though make our future so much better if we have learned by the mistakes we made, by the wrong roads we have travelled and indeed by the wrong people we have connected with.

Don’t be in such a hurry. First think before you go headfirst into the next situation. Lots of people ask me why do I keep choosing the same sort of people to be with? The answer is simple: you did not learn the first time, you kept repeating the same pattern over again until the penny dropped. Then, hooray, you finally accepted the learning and changed the situation around you for your future life.

Who said life would be easy? Certainly, I have had my trials and tribulations as you will see in the book Spirit Shows the Way, but I have learnt many things along the way. To help towards my acceptance of what is, I calmly take a breath and let go of all the angst, if you are quiet and still it will help. Then you can approach the next challenge in a calmer way, the quiet helps you think.  

Remember, the fairy tale of the hare and the tortoise, the tortoise won the race because he was not arrogant in the thought he would win, but he plodded along one step at a time towards the goal in a very quiet manner knowing that whatever happens he would get there in the end, whether he won or not.  ACCEPTANCE

Part of the serenity prayer says it all:

God, give me grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.

Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,



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