Dec 11, 2009

22 Accept and Do What You Can

Sometimes life comes at you so hard and so fast it buckles your knees, the wind gets knocked out of you, you can't catch your breath, your judgment gets impaired clouded by the intensity and a fog of confusion ensues. When this haze of perplexity visits me I put to work my grandmother’s wisdom to bring me clarity by accepting no matter how grudgingly the things I cannot change. I pray for the courage to change the things that is within my power to change and I fight like hell to maintain the determination and fortitude to see it through to the end against all that would challenge me to give up and give in. It ain’t always easy, nothing ever worth having ever is.

Keep up the good fight, never let anything hold you down.

22 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this at this time. As I publish and market my book, it is a welcome advice.

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  2. Although this is a universal saying, it gives us(especially me) some undefinable power whenever and whereever we see this. And I've come across such pressure situations many times in my Life. Initially,I was very sensitive and used to feel lot of mental pain in such situations. But now I've changed a lot and I'm now able to face such difficult situations easily without much pain. What I learnt from my little experience is "No Pain,No Gain." Thanks for such a supportive post.....

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  3. Hello DSB:)

    Amazing words of inspiration and wisdom. I totally agree with you. Your words should be etched in gold.

    These days I go through such situations very often. I am just helpless. I feel completely broken down. I just don't know what to do.

    However, I feel immense peace when I pray. I pray to God, I say the rosary, I pray to the saints. Many problems which I faced and found difficult to solve, suddenly vanished as if by miracle.

    I also try to concentrate on the PRESENT, to live the moment at hand and forget the problem hoping the problem will solve by itself. It always does.

    Perhaps my thinking is slightly different from yours because I find your age as 2009 and I am much older than you. I am sure there is a generation gap. As I grow older, when I think I have done what a normal person does in a life time, when my children are grown up and living on their own, I think I have accomplished my duty inspite of the struggles, sufferings and sacrifices I have made. Now even a small problem baffles me and confounds me. I pray and pray and pray. I have no strength to fight. I let things happen. And believe me nothing happens.

    Have a bright and beautiful day DSB:) I really don't know why I would like to call you DSB:) I suppose the mystery and intrigue associated with the initials gives me great thrill:)
    Joseph

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  4. Hi DSB:)

    As I was publishing my comment, the book THE COLOR PURPLE by ALICE WALKER caught my eye. Amazing book of survivalin adverse circumstances.

    Best wishes:)
    Joseph

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  5. All I can do is nod in agreement.

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  6. I needed to read this. Thanks for sharing...

    -Melanie

    http://www.meldenisesays.blogspot.com

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  7. after a long while ...
    oops ..
    sorry for the long delay ...
    perhaps life had been like that ...coming hard!!

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  8. Amazing words of inspiration and wisdom. I totally agree with you. Your words should be etched in gold.


    Work from home India

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  9. Hi,
    Happy Christmas.
    Love,
    Herrad

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  10. Merry Christmas Rhapsody....Hope u enjoy the Celebrations. Have a Nice Weekend....

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  11. Dear Rhap, thanks for your note. When I saw this post I was like— aah… this is what I’m getting through now. "I pray for the courage to change the things that is within my power to change and fight like hell to maintain the determination and fortitude to see it through to the end". I pray for luck and look for opportunity to survive. There’s no end of the road, is how do I persist my will and "keep up the good fight".Blessings you, my friend.

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  12. hello preciosa, thanks for sharing, yeah i think life is simpler when we dont resist those things we cant change and change those ones we can,, figuring it out how is an other challenge,, :)I havent seen you on line lately, I wanted to pass by to say hello. (that book on Eat, Pray and Love, my sister read it , she has recommended it,, its an interesting real story)we talk later and stay blessed always.

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  13. I totally agree with this, also it is good to know when you are missed.

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  14. And I am fighting with my cold for a week now. Wasn’t heavy but still was a T. I am feeling much better and will go working again on monday. And try to help people who have their downs and need any kind of help.Hug,T

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  15. This is Right up my alley here, just what I need to hear to keep above the insanity line. Truly a word in due season and full of wisdom.

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  16. Truer words were never spoken, "It ain’t always easy, nothing ever worth having ever is." The truth is…I can’t remember "WHEN" anything was easy. I must have been a baby. Teeeheehee. So, I do keep fighting the good fight to see it through to the end, a satisfactory end. Just dropping in to say hello.

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  17. Thank you for sharing your Grandmother wise words, I wonder that how many younger people would listen from an elderly people?They have had a lots of experiance in their life a bad time and a good times,we must learnt from them with respected for that:-)

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  18. Thankyou again! It’s so true, I need to tell myself: "Accept & Do what I can!" Thanks again! I will keep reminding myself for that…

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  19. This is so true —I’ve been feeling that *hard and fast* lately. Wise words from your grandmother. I will do my best to remember then in the heat of the next knee-buckle :) Hang in, friend ((((((((((HUG)))))))))

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  20. What you wrote is the only way to truly deal with life.

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  21. Yep, stand up and be counted :)

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  22. Very well said. Thank you!

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