Whenever she heard someone say, “not my circus, not my monkeys,” it made her laugh. Because it was her circus, they were her monkeys and she wouldn’t have it any other way. – Queenisms™
We’re being a little cheeky here but wanted to make a point. It is often very valuable to keep our focus on those things we can impact and to give ourselves permission to leave the rest alone, as in “not my circus, not my monkeys.” As the Serenity Prayer so famously says “grant me the wisdom to know the difference.” Every once and a while it’s important to remember that the chaos around us is a sign that we are engaged in the world, immersed in a family or friendship circle, caring about loved ones and living life with our hearts. That’s a messy business. Be safe. Practice discernment. And, allow yourselves to be in the messiness of joyful relationships. Allowing ourselves to love other human beings is a messy business, and we’re gratefully continuing to live in the mess.