It is interesting that today, April 3, one of my daily reads was titled Acceptance. Here is part of the devotional from The Language of Letting Go, Daily Meditations on Codependency —Melody Beattie
"Acceptance does not mean we're giving our approval. It does not mean surrendering to the will and plans of another. It does not mean commitment. It is not forever. It is for the present moment. Acceptance does not make things harder; it makes things easier. Acceptance does not mean we accept abuse or mistreatment; it does not mean we forego ourselves, our boundaries, hopes, dreams, desires or wants. It means we accept what is, so we know what to do to take care of ourselves and what boundaries we need to set. It means we accept what is and who we are at that moment, so we are free to change and grow. Acceptance and surrender move us forward on this journey."
As I read that this morning, I felt a release of a few things I had begun to hold onto the past few days. I was ruminating about something that was completely out of my control, but criticizing myself for the situation and for thinking about it too much. This morning I accept it as it is and with that acceptance I can move forward. Through my prayer and meditation I recalibrate myself back to the present moment, so that I can take the next right step on my journey.
As we begin our new week, let us begin with acceptance for all that bring us to this moment. We are right where we should be and we have everything we need to move forward. We are enough!