This happiness consisted of nothing else but the harmony of the few things around me with my own existence, a feeling of contentment and well-being that needed no changes and no intensification. ~Herman Hesse
Recurring theme: disappointment.
Children, work, emergencies, health, emotional needs, time constraints, ignorance, distractions...at one time or another I labeled them all Disappointment, writing out my frustration and failures in the pages of the journals.
I dreamed dreams and thought I should be able to move unwavering towards them.
Perhaps the greatest gift of age is learning that acceptance and contentment are Strengths and not Weaknesses.
Hard work, yes; but high spirits, too.
I'm okay with the way things are; with the time life takes; with the dirt and grit of living.
Writing a new theme: acceptance.