My first reaction to the Five Minute Friday prompt for this week was quite negative. The word was Adapt’. Emotions and thoughts about giving in or giving up in situations that I can’t change filled my mind.
I almost ignored the nudge to go deeper, to look again at the word.
I found that Mr. Google (the fount of all wisdom) defines the word adapt as follows: to make suitable for a new use or purpose; modify.
The word adapt moved from being negative to being positive.
Adapting to a situation in my life this morning began with the choice to pray the Serenity Prayer.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
God, I can’t change the number on the scale this morning . It went up in spite of being faithful to the way of eating you have ordained for me. I know that the fluctuation is just the result of the Chinese Food I had last night.
I feel discouraged. I am beating myself up. My attitude is one of self-pity. choose to stop and listen to your voice, your wisdom, your affirmation and your peace.
- Are there any adaptations in my way of eating that you want me to make today?
How to you want me to see myself today?
How do I use this seemingly minor setback to bring life to someone else today?
I choose to accept what I can’t change. I choose to modify my attitude. I choose to not let the scale measure my worth.
I choose peace and joy today.
How will you use repurpose the “Unchangeables” in your life today?
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