Meaningful Monday-How My Weekend Went


Walk where your heart leads you, there are no restrictions and no burdens.  ~Gao Xingjian

As people around the world anxiously awaits with bated breath for the dust to settle, after the  fallout of  the United Kingdom’s referendum vote to exit the European Union. I, however, ‘ Carried On’ as the weekend found me reflecting , and trying to absorb everything that’s going on around me- What ‘Brexit’ could mean for me and other EU families here. Work, which I have mixed emotions about because I strongly feel that if you are meant to be in a place, nothing or no one can change that. But if something isn’t right for you, nothing or no one can take you away from that either. So my only solace is I  am not in the right place, and despite creating some lasting friendships, I am around the wrong people which makes moving on a lot easier.


I was also reminded of the serenity prayer…………….”God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference!” Accepting the things we cannot change is the most difficult part.  Changing the things we can takes not only wisdom but also time and patience. And knowing the difference takes much knowledge and wisdom.  In my reflective mood this weekend I released everything, and the result of that release came everything and nothing!


Everything – I made  peace with myself, there was no guilt about not finishing the laundry, not doing the weekly cleaning up around the house, not taking Mitzy to the park (well I did break on Sunday morning, she did get some play time in), or not writing , well I did write A blog! But not guilt came with my weekend of NOTs.


Nothing, which is what I did. Absolutely nothing. Well almost nothing, I binge watched a few television shows, went to an outdoor market.


During my weekend of nothingness and cleaning up my files, I came across the following quotes which spoke to my current situation, one or two of which I may have posted before, but we all need reminders sometimes right? 🙂















~Have a Meaningful Monday!!


©Etta D. Richards


4 thoughts on “Meaningful Monday-How My Weekend Went

  1. Awesome post, Etta! I didn’t do much the weekend either and I flat out refused to feel guilty about it. Sometimes we put way too much pressure on ourselves to get this, this and this done. We can’t always be in do mode. Sometimes we need to distance ourselves and take a break. Wishing you a great week ahead. 🙂

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