Acceptance

Closure is something most people desire and I am no different.

As another calendar year nears the end it seems natural to look back and reflect on how the days unfolded.

I acknowledge 2013 as my first year of change after challenging myself to wake up and pay attention.

Jenna DeeIt took many months and multiple attempts but eventually I found closure on some life situations that had been holding me back for too long.

So it is with satisfaction and a feeling of content that IΒ  close the door on these events and walk towards a new year of challenges.
No regrets.

This morning I read this poem on http://smallactofkindness.wordpress.com/ that eloquently expresses the essence of my post today.

You are not your age,
Nor the size of the clothes you wear,
You are not a weight,
Or the color of your hair.
You are not your name,
Or the dimples in your cheeks,
You are all the books you read,
And all the words you speak,
You are your croaky morning voice,
And the smiles you try to hide,
You are the sweetness in your laughter,
And every tear you’ve cried,
You’re the songs you sing so loudly when you know you’re all alone,
You’re the places you’ve been too,
And the one that you call home,
You’re the things that you believe in,
And the people that you love,
You’re the photos in your bedroom,
And the future you dream of,
You’re made of so much beauty,
But it seems you forgot,
When you decided that you were defined,
By all the things you’re not.
~e.h

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50 thoughts on “Acceptance

  1. Wow, this is a lovely post. What a coincidence that I’m posting this same message on my blog today. And the message is so important. Thanks so much for the likes on my blog and also for following it. Warmest wishes for the new year. πŸ™‚ Jane

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  2. Beautiful poem! Hope you’ve received my email for the answers of ‘getting to know you’ :).

    Wishing you “tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.” – Agnes M. Pharo.

    Merry Christmas, Jenna! Much love, Pat

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    1. Hi Pat, Thank you very much for taking the time to email your answers to the questions I asked on my post ‘Getting to know you’. I did respond to both your emails and I hope you have received them.
      Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy the magical time of year with your family. Love to you from Jenna πŸ™‚

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  3. JENNA DEE!!!!!! YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AND BRAVE AND I AM SO HAPPY TO SEE THAT LOVELY SMILE. YOU ARE COURAGEOUS AND I AM SO PROUD OF YOU. I DON’T REALLY KNOW YOU BUT I AM AS PROUD AS CAN BE. YOU DID SUCH A BRAVE THING, STEPPING OUT FROM YOUR CURTAIN, GOOD THINGS SHALL COME TO YOU!! WELL DESERVED. YOUR FRIEND, LAURIE

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    1. Hi Laurie, that is so lovely for you to say that about me. I thank you for all your comments during the year and look forward to continuing our blogging friendship next year. Love to you from Jenna

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  4. That poem is so true. I spend a good part of my life wishing to be someone other than who I was; the grass was always greener… But with age has come some wisdom; I am who I am because of who I was and my life experiences. Closing the door on past situations can be a good thing as long as we retain the lessons learned from them.

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