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Saturday, October 8, 2016

SERENITY ON A SATURDAY

This last year along with many other years has been a trying time in my life. There are many times when I feel completely helpless to deal with it all. 


I pray and I meditate and for awhile I feel calmer. I feel that I can control things, but then things bubble up and once again I find myself feeling stressed.

I know that worrying will not add a day to my life. Worrying does not solve problems. So how can I cope with all of the problems I am facing?


This morning when I was taking my walk I found myself getting into a worry mode once again, but then I literally stopped. I looked around me. It was a perfect Autumn morning. Crisp air. Blue sky. A soft breeze. Pumpkins and mums decorating porches. 

That was when I decided that I needed to take time just for me. Time where I quit worrying about things I cannot control. Time to enjoy the moment. 


I realize that I have to form the habit of doing this on a consistent basis. 

So I will be taking those moments of serenity as often as I can. I will cut myself some slack. I will recognize not only that I can't control every bad situation, but that I am an imperfect being. 


When I start to feel stressed out, I will take a couple of moments for mini meditations. It is a practice that I have gotten out of the habit of doing, and I know that it is important both physically and mentally to begin again. 

Today I am finding serenity. I am putting myself first. Looks like a great afternoon for a ride down a country road. Wish you were here to join me. 
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8 comments:

  1. Wish I was there too! I would be taking photos out the passenger side window while you drove. I suffer from this too. But in the past year, I have managed to find more peace. Not exactly sure why. But I was worrying away my future by dwelling on my present and past. I wish you peace of mind.
    Brenda

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  2. Wish you well, life gets complicated.

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  3. Worrying has been a bad habit of mine my whole life. My faith in God gets tested and the choice is mine, to trust Him or keep hanging onto my worries. It is much better trusting in Him. He has been my strength, He gives me peace.

    I too, will stop what I'm doing and look around at my blessings and then gratitude and peace fill my heart. But, it's a daily practice to make it a full time habit.

    I would love to join you on a country drive, but alas. I will just enjoy your lovely photos. Thanks for sharing your thoughts ~ FlowerLady

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  4. So many of us are in difficult situations. Mine as difficult and heartbreaking as others. My Grandfather had a wonderful saying which was this "If everyone hung all their troubles out on a clothesline for others to see and take, we would take our own back first." Amidst all of our trying times, there is much to be thankful for and we can't let that escape from us.

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  5. So many of us are in difficult situations. Mine as difficult and heartbreaking as others. My Grandfather had a wonderful saying which was this "If everyone hung all their troubles out on a clothesline for others to see and take, we would take our own back first." Amidst all of our trying times, there is much to be thankful for and we can't let that escape from us.

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  6. The keys look charming. Sending my hugs ♥

    summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

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  7. Thank you for a few moments of serenity. I was a born worrier I think! I need to stop also, as often as I can, and look around and realize I can't control life or others, or the world. My faith was shaken 7 years ago when I lost my son, and I'm trying to get it back.. it's a slow process but I do know that I have many blessings in my life still. Take a deep breath.... let it out..... look at the sky.... the flowers... the trees.... realize others may have it as bad or worse than I do..... appreciate what I do have... it's a process for so many of us.

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  8. Ah, life. It's both wonderful and worrisome at times. I try my best to focus on the "sweet and simple" things in life, but it's only human, I think, to let worries creep into our thoughts from time to time. For me, getting older and realizing there aren't that many good years left has been on my mind lately. Taking a ride down a country road, or going thrifting, reading a good book, and any number of other things that can take our minds off those worries is a good thing. Wish I were there to go for a ride in the country and maybe stop in at a flea market with you!

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