Today’s Reminder: Acceptance
“God, grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference.”
~ Serenity Prayer ~
Spiritual Principles Series
Acceptance is the foundation of long lasting peace and happiness but finding it is quite another story! When is the last time we fully accepted a person, situation or circumstance without placing some expectation on it? Although not always easy, when I strive to accept everything simply the way it is, I set myself up for my Higher Power to match calamity with serenity. We find this freedom when we first begin to accept ourselves and then begin to extend the same grace of acceptance with others. This is not merely a mindset but rather something that has to be practiced on a daily basis. The old saying is true, acceptance is the answer to all my problems today.
3 C’s of Al-Anon
- We didn’t CAUSE it
- We can’t CONTROL it
- We can’t CURE it
AND WE WON’T CONTRIBUTE TO IT TODAY
Questions to Consider This Week
- Where can I pray for acceptance in my recovery journey today? Am I willing to submit the areas of my life that frighten me to release control?
- How can I begin to accept myself exactly where I am? Do I know that I am loved and accepted by my Higher Power regardless of how I feel?