Making peace with what is; not what could be, should be, or isn’t.
That’s what I’m working on today – and every day. Grief brings your life into focus, doesn’t it? Making peace with what is – being gratitude for all that life is today. The sunrise, the sunset, the beautiful people that make my life full of meaning and beauty. It’s the small things that make the difference.
Being in the present moment and appreciating with gratitude all that I have, right here, right now, leaves me with a quiet sense of contentment.
I think when we yearn for peace, harmony and contentment what we are really striving for is something that is outside of ourselves.
If we just looked within through meditation, quiet contemplation or prayer, we would find IT.
Can you imagine what this world would be like if we all rejoiced for those things which we have?
Epictetus said it well:
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
I will strive to remember the things I still have – and be in gratitude for my husband, my daughter, and the sweet, sweet memories I will always have of my son.