I just returned from visiting family and attending a wedding in Ohio. I have always loved flying as it was, in my mind, an adventure. This trip certainly was an adventure (not in the way I pictured it), but mostly it was an exercise in acceptance.
It took me 17 hours of travel for a trip that should have been maybe 8 at the most. I will not go into all the challenges as there is not enough space here for the details. What is important about the trip was it gave me an opportunity to practice acceptance at every part of the journey.
It is easy when things do not work out the way we want it, to get upset, complain and let it ruin our whole day. I admit that was the way I started out when things did not unfold in the way I wanted them to. However, I realized I could either accept the situation or let it make me miserable the entire trip. I decided to accept it.
Acceptance of things we cannot change makes our lives flow more smoothly, makes us happier and brings us a peace that complaining can never do.
I read once that acceptance is the key to our serenity. I have found it to be a true statement especially when we fly!
Quote of the Week
“Acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing, or situation (some fact of my life) unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.”