Apr 28, 2016

the-25-years-thing


In my quarter life (if i get to live up to 100 y.o) I learned great things from a simple word --> ACCEPTANCE. I realized that by accepting what we are now, will ease things up. For me, this is what I have accepted:

1. My big hair
I have accepted that my hair will always be big and looks like I have not brushed for years. By accepting this, I know that I am very blessed to have a very thick hair, and a lot of less hair people are praying everyday to have half of my hair. I don't have to fake it with iron straightener to make my hair look straight and kempes. I will stand proudly with my lion hair ( I sometimes make it bigger, just because I am proud!).

2. I am easily tired
I have accepted that I NEED COFFEE everyday to make me focus and stay alert. With coffee, i found my new strenght, now that I have accepted this, I have explored a lot of things with coffee, and I know that coffee and honey should never ever ever go together.

3. I am perfectly not perfect
My big calves, my small nose, my small eyes. yes, yes, sorry that I keep sobbing about you. Now that I have accepted you, I found joy in wearing skirts, and trying different ways to enhance my monolid look. Monolid is sexy!

4. My fat grows!
I have accepted that my body is not burning fat as quick as 5 years ago. by accepting this, I tend to live a better life-style. knowing that these babies need a great attention

5. I look funny
I have accepted that I will not gain kids' (or even adults') respect as easy as other people do. I have spent my 2 years figuring out what is wrong with my teaching techniques. I have a colleague in my school that whenever she pass by, kids will greet her as if she is Jokowi or that time when she told me how these kids treat her like VVIP-class customer in a restaurant. THIS won't happen to me. Kids have tendency to jump around and act like bunch of monkeys around me. I keep asking what is wrong with me, do I smile too much? Do I joke to much? Now, I have realized that I will never be that kind of teacher. By accepting this, I found that kids and adults feels easy around me. They have tendency to show their true colors around me. So, I get their attention by showing who I really am. LET'S PLAY!! I engaged so many games with them, I had fun with them. My class will never be quiet, it will always messy, but the kids are having fun! and I enjoy it that way. I might never gain their 'commander-respect' but, kids be real kids around me. Let them be soldier with the other teacher. 

6. Friends come and go
Well, I had a hard time accepting this. To accept that your best friend is actually not having that mutual best-friend feeling with you is kind of hard, however, by accepting this, I am easier to people. I have no high expectation to people. 

7. Nothing is romantic
Yes. Let those romantic imagination go. The best moment to share with peoples are actually the simplest thing.

8. monee monee moneeeyyy
Yes. accepting that money is really important and everything needs money, brings my conscience to work harder and be more careful. I have accepted that sometimes I did not meet my income target, and that is NORMAL.

9. Expectation-reality= happy!
I have accepted that I will make somebody (ies) disappointed, and that is normal. very much normal.

..and the list still go on. These acceptance has made me happier. The key to this, is by accepting things, we will know what we should do with that. If I did not have good sales this month, May I be sad? YES, I may. Should I fake it? NO. However, acceptance does not means that I have to tell everyone that the end does not meet this month. No.  By acceptance, I find things are easier to manage. My sales was not good? Then, let's find a way to fix this.


God, give me grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.
Amen.
 
 
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