F Simple and Serene Living: SURRENDER TO THE FLOW 09 10
Friday, July 31, 2015

SURRENDER TO THE FLOW

You know what they say about the best laid plans. They often go awry. 

I remember when I was younger I would get upset when plans didn't go the way they were supposed to, but I've learned to go with the flow more as I have gotten older, to live more in the moment. 




I was supposed to be in Atlanta now, hugging on my grandchildren, but just as I was getting ready to leave Wednesday my daughter texted me that she had a very sick child. Soon it was two of the children. A nasty summer virus had hit the family and so I am postponing. I am praying that no one else in the family gets sick. 

I'm waiting daily to be able to leave. My clothes are packed in the suitcase in the trunk of my car. I am hoping for the all clear signal, but I am not stressing out about it. I believe there is a reason for everything that happens and I will be leaving when the time is right.



Surrendering to the flow does not mean that you are being passive, but instead that you are going with the flow of the universe. You are taking what life throws at you without getting angry.

When we slow down, breathe deeply, and realize that we can't control everything that happens, life becomes easier. 

So the next time life throws you a curveball, surrender to the flow. Your body and your spirit will thank you.


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12 comments:

  1. I agree, we are selling all our properties and homes and Im in no hurry to make it work, when it's Gods time it will happen. I learned that long ago, and go with the flo more now too.

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  2. Laura, I hope the children get well soon and that get to make your trip. I will say a prayer for all of you. Blessings for a nice weekend, xoxo,Susie

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  3. oh, wish the children quickly better, so you can indeed move on with your life.

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  4. All things happen for a reason and going with the flow really is easier then fretting about it. Hope the kiddos get better soon and you can make your trip to Atlanta!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  5. oh no. i hope everyone gets better soon. I am very much a go with the flow kinda gal. it's only a problem when everyone else in the crowd is to and no one can make a decision cause no one really cares. :)

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  6. You are a wise woman! Fretting does no good and there is ALWAYS a reason for the delay.....even if we never know what it was!

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  7. I hope they recover quickly because surrendering or not, I know that you must be so excited to see them when you can :)

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  8. I hope they recover quickly because surrendering or not, I know that you must be so excited to see them when you can :)

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  9. Good Morning Laura. I am with you on things happen for a reason. I am sure the grands will be back to feeling better in a few days and you can be on your way. Safe travels when you can get on your way.
    Kris

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  10. So sorry to hear about your family's illness, I have heard there is a nasty virus going around here as well and it seems to take out entire families for several days. Hopefully your family is on the mend so you can visit as originally planned. Yes, I agree, you gotta go with the flow. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.....wishing your family well!!!
    Linda
    Mysewwhatblog

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  11. Laura, I'm a couple of days late, but I hope that you are there, flowing, happy, and content, and illness free lol.

    Whenever you get there, it will be just the right time...won't it.

    Jen

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  12. Laura, I'm a couple of days late, but I hope that you are there, flowing, happy, and content, and illness free lol.

    Whenever you get there, it will be just the right time...won't it.

    Jen

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