Thursday, January 2, 2020

One word, three things


Just like last year, I had a hard time accepting the word that was coming to my mind when I started thinking about what word would be fitting for 2020.
Ironically that is exactly why I chose it. My word will be "accept".
I could make a long, long list of things I need to learn to accept, but I think listing three is enough for now (I think I will write about this about once a month).

- things I cannot change
I know. So cliche. But also, so true. I'm constantly stressed out and tired because I'm constantly trying to fight, change or at least be prepared for the hard things in life. But I need to accept that my mother is going to die this year, that my father is ill too, that the girls will have their own problems and that more bad things will happen. I know, this sounds very depressing, but I hope this will free my mind and help me to notice and enjoy the good things in life.

- my body
Age, allergies, gaining weight... I have a hard time accepting that my body is not doing what I want it to do. And that doesn't help to take better care of it. I want to stop fighting my body and to start nourishing it.

- other people (how they interact with me)
I have a hard time coping with how people treat me (or others). I can worry for hours when somebody says or does something harsh even if it was just a stranger that bumped into me and told me to be more careful. I need to accept that not everybody will like me and that even people who do like me will sometimes say something unfriendly. I want to learn to let it go, to focus on kindness and friendship.

Linking up with Carole's Three on Thursday


  1. Three very good things to accept! Happy 2020!

    1. Thank you! Wishing you a very happy 2020 too!

  2. What a wonderful word to embrace. I need to think about that more this year too. Accepting the things that will come that I cannot control. It's harder in practice than theory, but there's no reason to not try. Good luck!

    1. Thank you! Yes, it's really hard in practice. I really hope to get better at it...

  3. I love this. Thank you! So true. These thoughts about your word, accept, will really help me in my journey as well. Happy New Year to you!

  4. I like your goals and I think that you will win the challenge. I want to be more mindful and present instead of wishing for the next thing to do. I want to enjoy what I am doing when I am doing it.