Things I Can’t Change

Mistakes I’ve made.
My failures and shortcomings.
Things I’ve destroyed.
Past situations.
People I’ve wronged and hurt.
People.
Death.

A few of the major things we can not change in our lives. Truthfully, it’s not about changing these things; it’s about learning from them and using them to better ourselves and each other. The things we can’t change matter. They build us and teach us, they mold us and help us grow. They can be devastating, frustrating, infuriating, seemingly hopeless situations and circumstances, but that doesn’t have to stop us.

We must accept our downfalls, own up to them, know that it’s okay to be wrong, and apologize when we need to. There is no weakness or shame in being wrong and having to apologize. Being able to own up to and take responsibility for yourself and your actions, as well as being able to say you’re sorry, shows that you have strength, courage, and wisdom.

“Lie alone, it’s all you can do now and hear me drone about the things I can’t change.”  Part of the chorus from the song that inspired this piece. Sometimes we need to take time to be by ourselves and be sad, mad, disappointed, complain, cry, and let go of those negative things eating away at us. Do not fear the things you can not change. The only power they have over you is the power you give it. You are strong, brave, courageous, smart, and wise. Use those things that lie within you.

Accept the things you can not change.

~Inspired by one of my favorite songs called “Things I Can’t Change” by an amazing band called The Story So Far.

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