Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Every year brings new challenges. Sometimes we are involved with people we can't understand. They do things that are illogical, inconsiderate and different from the norm. Their actions may be inconsistent with the values they've been taught. We tend to want to break the barrier, to make them see our viewpoint. But that quite often doesn't work. They have their own ideas and cannot be convinced otherwise.

In such cases, as difficult as it is, we have to realize that we're not supposed to understand everything, or everybody, on this Earth. It isn't Heaven. Problems exist.

Then how do we deal with such situations? Maybe the only way is with acceptance. First, though, we have to note that acceptance does not mean approval. It does not mean we condone the actions of others that are against our principles, or against principles that are considered morally correct.

In the end, we have to understand our limitations, change what we can, resign ourselves to accepting what we cannot change, and pray for the wisdom to know the difference.


  1. Thank you, Mary! Just the gift I needed to read. I'm striving to love the people in my life the way they are. I'm also grateful for those relationships because they teach me more about myself than I knew. Cheers for your perfect prose!

  2. Thank you for your words. Often, all it takes is for an idea to be placed in consciousness at the right time for belief to solidify.
    Elliitt Baker