Moving forward and accepting change is something we are faced with many times during our life. Some people do it with ease and others resist.
I was prompted to write this post after listening to a hangout yesterday and then later in the day having a conversation with my mother. I will come back to what they were about a bit later. First……
Just like death and taxes change happens. Change can be something small but frustrating, like learning a new skill or getting a new computer and having to learn a new system. Or change can be huge and devastating, like losing a loved one or the loss of your health.
It is not what happens to us in life so much, but how we deal with it and how we move on that is important for our future.
This is not always easy. If we have lost our job, divorced, lost our business or a loved one it may feel like we are unable to move forward. It may feel like our whole world has caved in.
For the big losses like a loved one we need time and we need to grieve but we must eventually move on.
We need somehow to pick our selves up.
Now back to the two events of yesterday that inspired this post…
Moving Forward and Accepting Change
No 1 – The Women’s’ Lounge Hangout – this is a Facebook Group that is a safe haven for women to share and inspire each other. The hangout I was on was one on this very topic change and moving forward.
The women shared their various strategies on how they accept change. I found the whole topic inspiring and was reflecting on the various events of my life where I have needed to pick myself up and move forward,
No 2 – The conversation with my mother – if you have been following my blog for a while you will know my dad passed away in April this year. This followed months of drama with both my parents who moved out of the home I grew up in and went into full time care just before Christmas 2012.
This is a photo taken last year with me and my parents on the front porch before my niece’s wedding.
There were many eventful months in that period until dad passed away. One being Mum (yes that is how we spell it in Australia) fell and broke her hip. She refused to work with the physios and consequently now walks with a walker and has no real interest in improving this situation.
I live on the east coast of Australia and my mum on the west coast. About New York to LA distance from each other so I do not see her much but I do call her frequently.
The conversations are very limiting as mum does nothing anymore other than Sudoku are read a bit. There are activities in the retirement village she is in but mostly she cannot be bothered going to them.
She has not moved on nor does she seem to want to. Granted she was married to my dad for 65 years and it must be terrible to lose someone you have spent so much of your life with. But she seems unable to find joy in anything, nor is she interested in trying.
I would never have thought my mother would end up like this and after I had talked to her my mind kept going back to earlier in the day and the hangout with the women. I wished my mother had learned some of the skills that were shared when she was younger.
The Women’s Lounge – tips
First of all here is the recording of this hangout if you are interested in checking it out - hangout. It will only be there until Sunday 8 PM EST 25th August , when next weeks will start . Just as an aside, if you are a woman and interested in knowing more about the group let me know. It is one where there are no links, marketing, self promotion – just support, inspiration and good stuff.
One of the women Jessica, shared a ritual she and her partner do each night just before bed.
- Gratitude – or give thanks for the things they are grateful for that day.
- Name the miracle of the day – something that changed your life forever. Sounds impossible? – she says not and that you can always find something and that you will start to attract more miracles because that is where your attention is going.
- Let the day go – it is gone – tomorrow is brand new – this one is gone.
What do you think? I loved this idea. I start my day with gratitude but I like this idea at the end of the day. I am certainly going to be looking for my miracle of the day.
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