It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Chapter 5, Page 24, Book 20

We  sometimes have to accept that life is the way it is and there are certain things beyond us - which we just dont understand.

James Borg

May 24th-  It is what it is 

Whether it is the best of times or worst of times, it is the only time we have.  

Art Buchwald

Accepting these present times is one of hardest things Ive had to do in my life time.  There is not much I can do about it, but to make the best of what I can with what Ive got.  

There is no doubt that without the love and support of my family, I probably would have given up.  They check in when they can at a safe distance , they shop for whatever I need and deliver it right to my door.  

So Ive made peace with my present circumstances and decided not to fight it.  The upset wasnt worth it.  Much better to be at peace than torn apart by whats going on all around me.  I cant help but abide by the rules and keep my distance so that theyll be safe too.  No matter that Id rather be holding my grand babes on my lap and cuddling up with them.

But it is what it is and I want them all to be safe and healthy, Another thing I’ve come to accept is that I wasn’t ever mean to live alone.  Although I’m an independent person and don’t want to be a burden to anyone else, this pandomenic has taught me that it is no fun to be by yourself all the time.  

Accept the fact that we can control certain things in our lives and that there are many things in life we cant control.  Acceptance is just living with the reality and making the best of the situation.

Phillip Crone


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Life is what it is, accept it for your own peace of mind.

Mevely317 said...

I'm sorry to hear your spirits are a little less buoyant today, Ma. From the short time I've 'known' you, there's no doubt you're a strong lady. But I think this isolation business is wreaking havoc on everyone's peace of mind. I saw something poignant yesterday about a 98 y/o shut-in who was ready to give up. When her nurse(?) -- clad in all hazmat gear -- realized what was going on he decided then and there to break protocol and hugged her close.
Sending you a big old air hug across the miles!

Chatty Crone said...

I think it is very normal to feel what you are feeling. I just read an article about CA and how many suicides there are from young people. More than were killed by Covid. A hard time right now.

We sometimes have to accept that life is the way it is and there are certain things beyond us - which we just don’t understand.
I call that faith.

betty said...

I think what is getting all of us is we can't do our normal routine. You had your day when you would go shopping and other errands, you might have gone to the library, you would visit family and friends, go to church etc. And during that setting it was okay living alone. But without that routine it makes sometimes for long lonely days. And that is hard to deal with. I know before things started opening up here I was feeling a bit suffocated because I didn't have the option of going out like before. I am just sorry Ma that it is going on so long with restrictions. I know having the chance to interact with your grandchildren face to face is something you can't wait to do again. I hope it is soon!


Rick Watson said...

We have focused on our home, garden, and reaching out to friends and family over the phone.
You’re right. We can fret about things, but it is what it is.

Buttercup said...

This was definitely the post for me today. I'm doing what I need to do and I accept the limitations, but it's hard. But as Art Buchwald -- he was related to our family by marriage -- said this is the only life we have. I've been trying to be cheerful all the time, and that's just not possible. Definitely agree with Betty. When I was busy and had a lot of plans I was very content living alone, but now there are times that are just plain lonely. That said, I am grateful for the good times and the lonely times. These are the times I have.

jack69 said...

Good stuff, Acceptance is good, Just hard for us human folk to get that thru our heads, because there is wisdom in knowing what to accept and not. When we are wise re realize there are times to accept.
Love ya
spotty signal in the mts.
Sherry and jack