Accept & Move On
I’m often reminded of the fragility of life. That tragedy and death are very much a part of it. I am not immune to the stings and arrows of living. I’ve witnessed death and tragedy with my family, my friends, and damn near myself. Sitting outside smelling the hint of smoke in the air, probably from a controlled burn; nature experiences these same things. But unlike the noise of this busy world, the natural world accepts it’s fate and moves on.
I don’t mean for this to sound defeatist, but life is a living circle. Acceptance is the first step towards renewal and change. Without looking at the situation honestly, there’s no way to motivate and improve. It may sound like I’m going around in circles. But nature has the ability to adapt and change as situations change. Rather through flood, fire, or manmade disasters; nature adapts.
Recently I posted images of myself from 6 years ago and today. While I can still see the flaws, many commented on my weight loss and how much better my skin looked. None of this was overnight, it took determination and acceptance to achieve my goal. Listen we whine and we moan, but until we learn that true change only comes from our natural desire to survive. Just as nature adapts to new situations to survive. So to should we in order to thrive and not just to survive.
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