I was working with a patient today who's going through a loss of freedom. She is depressed, grieving really. This quote about acceptance came to mind, so I looked it up and read her the whole passage.
As I did so, I realized, it is just what I needed to hear today. I told her so. God is faithful to provide us just what we need, even if we don't realize it at the time.
It hit me immediately upon looking up the passage. Acceptance of things in life, I have no control over. I can be upset, frustrated, cry in my soup, or accept it and get on with my life. Find ways to enhance my experience.
I have to admit, I have given in to worse things than acceptance and it's get's me nothing but trouble. My angst isn't going to change the situation. My sitting in a dark room feeling sorry for myself is just what I deserve if it is what I am choosing.
Today, I chose to call a friend to go walking in the park. Get off my butt and do something to make myself feel better. Make my life better.
It's scary how easy it is to fall into the pit. No matter how many times I climb out, believing I won't go back, I head straight in that direction. Not this time. I've had enough my this pity party.
I'm not saying it's easy to change how you're feeling. What I am saying is, I am going to behave my way out of a dark mood. Act as if I were a normal, happy individual, and I will be one. One day at a time.
Fantasizing the freedom to be happy and get out in the sunshine.