Our theme on She Blossoms this week is acceptance.
What are you struggling to accept in your life? Maybe it’s a season that seems never ending, a hurt that isn’t healing, a decision you just can’t live with.
Maybe somebody you love left you, a wound reopened, a dream died.
It happened, and it’s hard. But you’re still here. And you’re want to grow forward into a new life. What’s the alternative, after all?
Acceptance is not:
- Allowing other people’s choices to dictate your feelings, choices, or future.
- Passively enduring abuse, toxic relationships, or mistreatment.
- Tolerating behavior that is harmful to you and others.
- Waiting for someone to rescue you from your own choices or mistakes.
Above all, acceptance is NOT telling yourself that you can’t move on, you can’t handle the pain, and you aren’t able to let go of a past loss. Those are lies! You have a beautiful, fulfilling life ahead of you – if you can accept the past and move into the future.
The more you tell yourself what you can’t do – the more you tell yourself that you’re lost, unhappy and broken – the worse you will feel.
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- Recognizing what you can – and what you can’t – change in your life.
- Taking responsibility for your own pain, and working towards healing.
- Acknowledging that you can’t change anyone’s opinions, patterns, choices or behavior. You can only take care of your own heart, choices, and words.
- Surrounding yourself with healthy, supportive, encouraging people.
- Choosing to heal and move forward into a new season God has planned for you.
Acceptance is our theme on She Blossoms this week.
Spirit Blossoms – Tip 6:
If you knew what God knows, you wouldn’t change anything in your life. Practice accepting what you can’t change with joy and peace, and changing what you can.
Heart Blossoms – Tip 7:
Sometimes your world has to be turned upside down so your heart can change…and you’ll blossom in ways you’d never imagine!
Soul Blossoms – Tip 8:
“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.” – Henry David Thoreau.
Body Blossoms – Tip 9:
Choose to walk forward fearlessly, boldly, and humbly into the new season God has planned for you! You may not have chosen the past, but you can decide to take care of yourself today. Grow forward in healthy ways. Blossom into who God created you to be.
Brain Blossoms – Tip 10:
Acceptance doesn’t mean passive endurance of abuse, injustice, or pain. Acceptance means choosing which battles to fight, and which ones to walk away from.
My friend, I ask you again: what are you struggling to accept? Take a moment to turn your thoughts around. How would it feel to completely accept it?
This thing happened to you, and it’s terrible. But you’re still here – and you want to grow forward into a new life.
The beginning of true life-changing acceptance is acknowledging the circumstance and choosing to walk into a new season God has planned for you. Slowly, step by step, you’ll find your way forward.
Slowly, step by step, you’ll find your way forward.
And you’ll Blossom in big and little ways.
With His love,
New on She Blossoms
Accepting the End of a Relationship You Want to Keep – How do you accept a breakup that blindsided you? Even if you suspected your relationship was ending, you wanted to keep it alive. You were holding on with hope and faith. Now that it’s over, you’re having trouble moving on. Learning how to accept the end of a relationship – especially one you wanted to keep alive – won’t be easy. But you’ll come through this brighter and better than before! Remember that you’re not alone, and you can find acceptance and peace even in the midst of heartache.
Healing Guilty Feelings When Your Mom Dies – You’re normal if you feel guilty after the loss of your mother. Guilt is a common and painful part of grieving when a mom dies. These ideas for dealing with guilt after your mother’s death will help you grieve and heal.
“Sometimes the hardest part of grief is guilt,” writes Margaret Brownley in Grieving God’s Way: The Path to Lasting Hope and Healing. “We obsess over what we did or didn’t do, the missed opportunities to say ‘I love you,’ and the times we lashed out in anger and impatience.”
Getting Over a Man You Think You Can’t Live Without – It takes seconds to say hello and forever to say goodbye. Your heart will never be the same, but you can be happy again! Here’s how to get over a man you think you can’t live without and set your heart free.
“Letting go is indisputably one of the hardest things I will ask you to do,” writes therapist Rachel Sussman in The Breakup Bible: The Smart Woman’s Guide to Healing from a Breakup or Divorce.
“Although I know you are desperate to recover from your ordeal and move forward, we do tend to hold on tight to our pain, our memories, and our old love feelings out of familiarity and habit. Saying goodbye to that mindset can be very scary.”
Asking “How do I get over him?” is the first step to healing because it shows you’re ready to move forward. You’re looking for specific ways to get through a breakup when you’re still in love, and you’ve come to the right place.
Laurie's "She Blossoms" Books
Growing Forward When You Can't Go Back offers hope, encouragement, and strength for women walking through loss. My Blossom Tips are fresh and practical - they stem from my own experiences with a schizophrenic mother, foster homes, a devastating family estrangement, and infertility.
How to Let Go of Someone You Love: Powerful Secrets (and Practical Tips!) for Healing Your Heart is filled with comforting and healthy breakup advice. The Blossom Tips will help you loosen unhealthy attachments to the past, seal your heart with peace, and move forward with joy.
When You Miss Him Like Crazy: 25 Lessons to Move You From Broken to Blossoming After a Breakup will help you refocus your life, re-create yourself, and start living fully again! Your spirit will rise and you'll blossom into who you were created to be.