Thursday, January 7, 2010

I Accept…

IMG_2397 Today I had my first encounter with my word for the year…ACCEPTANCE.

  • I accept that I have the cutest little girl ever and that this cute little girl loves to help me in the kitchen.  I had a hankerin’ for brownies and she was a good helper.  I learned that the key to good brownies is to undercook them by 2 minutes.

  • I accept that people are going to let us down.  That sometimes they aren’t going to be what we want or need them to be.  Sometimes they end up being a wolf dressed in sheep’s clothing (N).  In some cases, we just have to write those people off and move on with our lives and never think of them again, b/c they’re not worth our time.

  • I accept that it’s ok to take a risk and even though we may get rejected, it’s worth it b/c we’re living life to the fullest and not holding anything back.  Nothing risked, nothing gained, right?  Today I put myself out on a limb and things didn’t pan out the way I had hoped they would, but I have no regrets and am glad I did something to brighten someone’s day (M).

  • I accept that sometimes I hate being alone.  I wish I had someone to love and be loved by.  But, I made the most of my evening and after Autumn went to bed, I went and took a long hot bath w/ my favorite bubble bath soap and listened to some Rascal Flatts music w/ the lights dimmed low.  I can’t remember the last time I took a bath and it was just what the doctor ordered.  After soaking for about 30 minutes, I got out and used my favorite lotion on my legs and arms and hands and feet.  I feel completely rejuvenated and will definitely take long hot baths more often.

There was a lot of acceptance that I had to do today, and some of it was a little hard to swallow, but I am a more fulfilled person b/c of it.


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Holly said...

I LOVED this post Lisa! Thanks for sharing, what a great word for the year too!