hard work and high spirits: part 4

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.


more tomorrow...


Hard work and High Spirits

Part two

Part three