My word for this year is LEARN.
So it just makes sense to use this Year of Sundays to reflect on 52 of my most significant Life Lessons. Some may seem more significant than others, but each one has changed how I live my life in powerful way. I’d love to hear if and how any of these same lessons have surfaced in the classroom of Your Life.
Acceptance does not equal resignation.
Even though their official definitions clearly show the differences, sometimes these two choices SEEM like the same thing. They’re both, after all, grounded in the truth that It Is What It Is.
As I see it though, their biggest difference comes AFTER the choice. When I’m resigned to something, I haven’t let go of How I Wanted It to Be. I like to call that The Big But Syndrome. It Is What It Is, BUT…
That word BUT stops me from moving forward because I’m stuck in the disappointment and past.
When I accept something, I have a sense of possibility because I’ve let (or am letting) go of How I Wanted It to Be. I feel less stuck. So I can move forward – one moment at a time.
It’s choice. Sometimes I make the better one. Sometimes I don’t. Since learning the difference, though, I realize I can always change my choice.
How’s your choosing going?