Seven days before the big day, and I have learned to embrace acceptance.
Life is not always what we want it to be. There are always challenges, and we do not emerge winners every time.
Acceptance does not mean we give up. It means we have learned to trust and to use the life lessons to achieve a higher and more noble state. "Everything happens for a reason," is the closest we can get to explain the situation we are currently in. There are times we ask ourselves, "Why am I financially strapped?" Maybe I did not work hard enough to provide for our needs, or we have squandered our earnings on unimportant things. When a long term relationship ends, it makes us feel worthless and empty. Have we come to think of the possibility that the relationship ended because our worth was not given importance? Could it be that it so happened so that we could welcome someone better in our lives?
Acceptance means acknowledging our children's strengths and weaknesses. We learn to love their individual personalities. We were blessed with children to raise with love and respect, so that they would have a good future ahead.
We, as parents encourage our children to strive to do better, and yet, recognize the limits of their abilities and love them anyway.
We must not confuse acceptance with fate. Fate is a result of an incorrect or inadequate action, or refusal to effect a change in our lives. "I'm poor because I don't have a job. This is my fate." is commonly heard among people who sit around and beg for coins. Their poverty has been resigned to fate. If these people would go out and find simple jobs that would pay them a daily wage, things would have been different.
Accept the fact that hard work is the key, and that getting rich overnight is a fallacy.
Today, seven days before my birthday, I have learned to accept who I have become. I love my life, simple as it may be. I thank God that I have a job that pays enough to make ends meet. I trust His Wisdom. In all my daily struggles, I glorify Him and praise him. I know that I am being honed and prepared for something better.
I have learned to accept that I am no longer the rich, spoiled little girl of ages ago. I am more mature, more responsible and a lot happier.
Seven days before the big day, and I have learned to embrace acceptance. I accept Jesus as my Savior, I trust in God's Wisdom, and I invoke the Guidance of the Holy Spirit to lead me through this journey.