Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Welcome 2014


I have decided that my word for 2014 is ACCEPT.
ac·cept  (k-spt)
To receive (something offered), especially with gladness or approval.
To tolerate.
To be willing to grant or believe.
To regard as normal, suitable, or usual.
To regard as true; believe in.
To understand as having a specific meaning.
To endure resignedly or patiently.

Synonyms: recognize, acknowledge, admit, know, recognize, embrace, adopt, believe, receive, honor, respect, take on,

ACCEPT myself.
ACCEPT love.
ACCEPT God's grace and love.
ACCEPT struggles.
ACCEPT my strengths.
ACCEPT that somethings are beyond my control.
ACCEPT help.
ACCEPT friendship.
ACCEPT the fact that I have a body that has many physical limitations.
ACCEPT that my children are growing up!
ACCEPT that I have Depression and struggle with it on a daily basis.
ACCEPT that I have what I need to take control of my life.

There are so many things that I could continue listing, but you get the idea!
I added the definition and some synonyms to help you understand why I chose this word.  So feel free to insert any synonym you find fitting for the above statements.

I have spent the last year and a half in recovering from 2 major surgeries. During this time, I  have learned that there is a lot of things in my life that need acceptance, both good and bad.

 It is hard to accept the fact that I have let myself detach from engaging in life.  I have been so isolated for so long that it has been very hard to interact with people, or even wanting to!

I've learned that it is hard to accept help from others.  It is hard to accept that my body has let me down but even harder to realize that I let my body down by not taking care of it like I should have and it just plain wore out.
Through out this new year I am going to focus on the good in my life and replace the bad things that I have let suck too much of my time and energy from me. 

So I hereby ACCEPT the challenge I give myself to ACCEPT all things that come my way and make the best of it no matter what!


Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

I absolutely love this, and love YOU!!! Great word choice.

Becky said...

Glad to have u back! I have missed ur writing.