Sunday Dinner: Acceptance
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.
Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
“For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining
is let it rain.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty.
It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to
embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides.
The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves
exactly as we are,
but never stop trying to learn and grow.”
Photos by Woodland Gnome 2016
My happiness grows
in direct proportion to my acceptance,
and in inverse proportion to my expectations.”
Michael J. Fox
For the Daily Post’s
Lifelong teacher and gardener.
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These beautiful words spoke to my heart!
Mine, too. I read a bit of your page and send you heartfelt condolences. We have a close family member in hospice this week. Such a difficult passage of time to lose a loved one, especially when the loved one is still young and not finished with life. You might also enjoy https://shunyatadharma.wordpress.com/ , my other site. ❤ ❤ ❤
Thank you for your kind response. I am sorry to learn about your close family member. It is tough. We are all part of this “family” in many ways. Hugs, Lori
Yes, Lori, so true- Hugs back to you ❤
wonderful words and photos – the third photo down… that plum colored flower -w ow – my fav – what is it?
https://brentandbeckysbulbs.com/Dahlia-Nuit-dEte/Dahlia/dahlias/dahlia-bulbs It is a Dahlia, Yvette, that we are experimenting with this year. I’ve not grown many Dahlias before and am still learning how to treat them. So glad you like it 😉
What a coincidence – there is a new blogger with this name – and now I can see why she picked this handle – the flower is wonderful – and I will check out the link later -‘I have some catching up to do over here in the forest garden — 😉
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Beauty surrounds you! ❤
😉 And you ❤ ❤ ❤