My dear children,
My most fervent mom-prayer for you all is that you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. From this starting point, learning to accept will help you to grow in your relationships with others.
…….accept that the people around you are not perfect. It is likely that the people you meet will leave little scars across your soul, but every scar will carry with it a story and a lesson you have learned. Love them anyway, and be quick to forgive.
…….accept help. Never be to proud to ask for or receive help.
……. accept change. Learning to “roll with the punches” is a talent I hope you will all strive to cultivate. We all make plans but plans can, and will, change. A smiling face and the heart of a servant will help you weather the changes that life will bring your way.
……. accept love. It will come in many forms, a hand held, a hug given, a tissue offered, a dirty wet kiss, tears shared, a meal made, a slow smile from across the room. Cherish those moments. They are fleeting.
…….accept forgiveness. When your time comes and you behave less than perfectly toward those you love and they forgive you for your imperfections, accept it and remember to forgive yourself too.
…….accept “the new guy”. Always look for the new person in the room. Say hello. Be friendly. At one time in your life you were “the new guy”; you were worth meeting, and they are too. You never know, a life long friend might just be had in “the new guy”.
all my love,