Acceptance is observation of life and suspension of judgment about whether what is happening is good or bad, right or wrong.
~ Ron Smotherman
Well, of course this isn’t it. Not at all. The snow we woke up to today is just the beginning of another round. The weather prognosticators have snow in our forecast through Thursday. And then another dose of it next Monday. But maybe that’s an April Fool’s joke.
Ask not that events should happen as you will, but let your will be that events should happen as they do, and you shall have peace.
Acceptance isn’t always easy, is it? It should be, I suppose. What is, is. It’s not as if we could wave a magic wand and make Spring instantly materialize.
I couldn’t wait to go out for my walk this morning. It looked so beautiful. Everything was covered with a heavy snow, the kind that sticks to the trees and bushes and grasses, and creates a winter wonderland. Like a child on Christmas morning, I rushed out to see what gifts the weather had brought us.
Old Man Winter and I had a nice, long chat. He’s not ready to leave yet. Who can blame him? It’s lovely here in the Bogs when Old Man Winter decorates. I did remind him, however, that there are other places in the world waiting for him to arrive. While he could stay here forever, it’s probably not for the best.
Mother Nature will chase the old guy out eventually. The birds told me so.
Acceptance is a letting-go process. You let go of your wishes and demands that life can be different. It’s a conscious choice.
~ Gary Emery
It is odd, and a little confusing, the way it looks so much like winter yet feels and sounds so much like spring.
Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become love. That is the mystery.
~ Katherine Mansfield
Thank you for visiting me on this snowy Monday. I hope you enjoyed the walk. It is very peaceful out there in the snow. Not quiet, though. The birds are singing their spring songs in rhythm with the fall of the snowflakes. I didn’t feel the cold too much. There is something curiously warming about snow.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just be. 🙂
The survival of the fittest is the ageless law of nature, but the fittest are rarely the strong. The fittest are those endowed with the qualifications for adaptation, the ability to accept the inevitable and conform to the unavoidable, to harmonize with existing or changing conditions.
~ Dave E. Smalley