1/16/12

Word of the Year

When I first hearing about choosing a word of the year, instead of a resolution, I loved the idea and  immediately started thinking of what mine would be.
Since I broke my leg, I have been trying to face the fact that there area lot of limitations on what I can and cannot do this year.  I'll be honest, it's been easy for me to get very consumed with the cannots. 
It's easy for me to get frustrated that I have to ask for help all the time, it's easy to loose my patience because I can't do everyday things like load the dishwasher or vacuum and instead I have to rely on someone else to do those things and then they aren't always done in the way I think they should be done.
A few days after venting about all of this to a friend, I received a email from her that just said this:

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

While I've heard this prayer and even recited it at different times, when I read it this time the word accept jumped out at me.
I want to accept that this where I am and move on.  I can't heal my broken leg over night, but I can accept that it won't be like this forever and in the meanwhile, getting frustrated over the way laundry is folded, changes nothing.
I want to accept that sitting, watching, and listening are not characteristics I give myself an opportunity to do often and they are as important as "doing", so here's my chance and I have a lot to learn.
So, there is my word: accept

The Lettered Cottage
Head over to Layla's for more words of the year!

1 comments:

No Longer Newlyweds. said...

Hi.
Thanks for commenting on my blog. It's nice to get to know your readers. I browsed your blog for a while today while I was supposed to be napping. =) You have a family FULL don't you? Super cute kids and names. Email me at Sara8409@aol.com and tell me a bit more about yourself. Where do y'all live? What do you and your husband do? Where did y'all go to college. All the good stuff. I tried to find most of the info on the blog, but didn't have enough time.
Sara