I guess it comes with age? I don’t know. Acceptance. I used to think as a human being, as a teacher, as a woman, as a wife, as a student, as a friend (those are just some of the roles I’ve played in life so far) I had so much more control over the people, places and things in my life. I’ve now realized otherwise. I don’t have much control and I need to just accept all the people, places and things for what or who they are. I used to be really bad at that, especially with people. My students and my husband in particular have really helped me learn a lot about acceptance and accepting everything and everyone for what it is or who they are. Thank you students and husband. You’ve taught me to surrender, relinquish control and know that ALL IS WELL.
And I thought so differently about acceptance after reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed. See short video with Oprah here. what Cheryl Strayed learned after hiking the Pacific Crest Trail