Sunday Dinner: Acceptance

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“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.”


Lao Tzu


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“For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining

is let it rain.”


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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“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.”


Tony Schwartz


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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2016


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My happiness grows

in direct proportion to my acceptance,

and in inverse proportion to my expectations.”


Michael J. Fox 

For the Daily Post’s
Weekly Photo Challenge:  Details


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About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

10 responses to “Sunday Dinner: Acceptance

  1. These beautiful words spoke to my heart!

  2. wonderful words and photos – the third photo down… that plum colored flower -w ow – my fav – what is it?

  3. Pingback: Details (Door) | What's (in) the picture?

  4. Beauty surrounds you! ❤

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