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Motivational Monday – The Meaning of Acceptance

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Happy Monday, everyone!

I’ve received a lot of concerned messages from family and friends over the past few days who’ve been worried because of tropical storm Darby. Since we’re from South Carolina and Florida, it takes a lot more than a tropical storm to get us down! Honestly, when the storm was supposed to be at its closest to us, we saw a period of sunshine that was brighter than anything we’d seen in days! Additionally, Sunday really didn’t seem usually windy for where we live. Other than the surf size, it mostly felt like a typical rainy weekend…until weirdly, after sunset, there was about an hour and a half (ish) thunderstorm. We had couple of power flickers, but they were so sort electronics on surge protectors didn’t even cut out. It was like “Ah! Here’s the weather we were waiting for!” Some roads were closed for a while due to flooding on the other side of the island, and a bit of asphalt slid into the ocean on our side, but I’m not aware of any major damage.

laie wayside

The rain actually worked out pretty well for us. My husband is on a CrossFit competition team with two ladies from our gym and another guy from a different gym. I’m actually not doing this one, so it’s a role reversal from May when I was competing and he wasn’t! The competition has an “online qualifier” where you have to do three workouts and submit videos to see if you make it to the actual competition. They did the first workout (I was the camera girl!), and then ended up having to replace the fourth team member. They kept scheduling workouts around his schedule, but then he would be very late. After the third time this happened, they found someone else to take his place. This meant they had to re-do workout #1 and then also do 2 & 3 in a short period of time before the submission deadline. If the weather had been nice, we would have been bummed about missing out on hiking, photography, rock climbing, etc. Since it was raining, hanging out at the gym all weekend was fine!

Anyway, this is titled as a Motivational Monday post, so let’s get to the motivational part! It’s been forever since I made a motivational Monday printable, so creating this was fun.

accepting means

I really like this quotation because it’s very aligned with yogic philosophy. =)

I hope you enjoy and, as always, it’s available as a high-res 8×10 printable for blog subscribers!

How was your weekend? Lots of rain? Or high summer temps?


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  • Rose July 25, 2016, 11:17

    I’m glad that the storm damage has been minimal, and I hope that the CrossFit competition goes well. The warm humid weather produced some crazy fog here. We had a couple briefer storms and a lot of rain overnight on Saturday night. Lots of branches down in the area, including one huge limb in our backyard that’s actually being removed right now, but otherwise no major damage.

    • Natashalh July 25, 2016, 12:03

      I saw some of your fog photos! They are really neat. I’m sorry you had a limb down! I hope it didn’t damage anything on your property.It’s crazy we had a tropical storm but it sounds like you had more storm damage than here!

  • BeadedTail July 25, 2016, 14:29

    That’s quite a way of making lemonade out of lemons! Hope all goes well with his Crossfit competition! We went to the coast Saturday because it was so beautiful over there. It was in the 60s but sunny so felt much warmer. Seriously! Gonna get up to near 100 later this week. Yuck!

    • Natashalh July 25, 2016, 18:58

      Even I will agree that 100 is yuck! Very yuck. The Oregon coast is so beautiful. I love how rugged it looks!

  • Duni July 25, 2016, 22:53

    So glad you weren’t overly affected by that storm! Over here we’ve had a weird mix of weather with some pretty heavy rainstorms and high winds. That is a beautiful quote. I’ve read two of his books, but I find it a bit strange that he refers to himself as “Master”.

    • Natashalh July 26, 2016, 08:32

      Yeah…I don’t know what that’s about! His website has a nice “present moment reminders” quotation each week, though.

      It sounds like your recent weather was pretty similar to ours, only more extreme! Kind of odd, considering we were the ones with a tropical storm. The storm hit Big Island, just like the previous storms I’ve seen since moving here, and that island really messes with storms. There are two huge volcanoes, and storms just can’t get past them intact. A tropical storm can’t compete with two 10,000+ foot mountains! Last year or the year before an actual hurricane hit Big Island. By the time it worked itself loose from the volcano, it was literally just scattered showers.

  • Julie July 26, 2016, 22:11

    That picture is gorgeous… Love a good storm coming in!

    That quote is fab – definitely something I’ve embraced this week and also finally having the courage to let someone go completely; ties needed to be cut! But doesn’t mean you still don’t have some feelings but yeah, accepting it and still realizing that it’s ok to move forward!

    • Natashalh July 27, 2016, 20:49

      Moving forward can be tough, can’t it? But sometimes it’s time to move on. =) Best of luck with your challenges this week!

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