How many of us wish for things to be different? I know that I can fall into this almost every day. If it is raining we want it to be sunny, if it is too hot we wish for a cool breeze. We can look in the mirror and wish for a different body, or we can wish for a different job. Or in today’s world we can wish for what used to be.
I heard a story the other day that I want to share with you:
Early one morning an intrepid traveller walked down a long and dusty road, before long he came upon a shepherd tending to his flock. The traveller asked, “What kind of weather are we going to have today?”
The Shepherd answered, “The kind of weather I like”
The traveller asked, “But how do you know it will be the kind of weather you like?”
The Shepherd answered, “Having found out sir that I can not always get what I like I have learned to always like what I get, so I am quite sure we will have the kind of weather I like.”
So, the Shepard chose to be open and flexible with what life gave him. It was like his personal mantra was ‘Right now it’s like this’. He was excepting of what life gave him at that moment.
Situations can’t change so challenge yourself to accept what is. Embrace the rain, learn to love yourself as you are and if you don’t like your job then do something different. As for what we are facing today and wishing for the way it was we have to accept what is our new normal and get on with life the best way we know how.
“Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is
and that there’s got to be a way through it.” – Michael J. Fox
I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead and this week learn to “Accept What Is”.