Over the past year I’ve embraced the spirit of acceptance. Acceptance to act on the things that I can change, but accepting the things I’d love to change, but cannot. I’m learning to be patient with myself. I’m learning that I’m not superhuman and I still have so much to learn and time to grow.
A year ago, I would have tried to ensure I thoroughly planned my birthday. Ensured I knew what hairstyle I’d wear, my dress, ensured all those coming celebrate were given great notice. This year I did a 360, I simply took my two flat twists out and made my hair as big as possible, decided on the dress 30mins prior to leaving, invited one guest 2 hours before.
What is the point I’m trying to get across here? I enjoyed this year so much more! Because I didn’t stress at any point. I just allowed life to happen. I wasn’t trying to be in control meticulously to ensure perfection.
I’ve realised perfection tends to suck the life and joy out of things. And there’s freedom in just allowing yourself to simply live.
I’ve realised that I am perfectly imperfect. That I will make mistakes. That there will be failures. That there will be ups and downs, highs and lows. That one must be strong on this journey called life. That when you find some happiness, hold on to it. I understand that people will come and people will go. That your friends will migrate. That God will never give you more than you can bear. That your reaction to your circumstances matters more than your circumstances. I’ve learnt to strive to be content come what may. And that the applaud of this world equates to nothing substantial and if one does not realise this, they will be left feeling empty.
So this is simply the prayer of my heart
‘God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.’
A massive thank you to everyone who has read, liked, commented or shared my blog posts. I write to encourage and I’m simply grateful if it makes even a small impact. X