“And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, It is because I find some person, place, thing, situation — Some fact of my life — unacceptable to me, And I can find no serenity until I accept That person, place, thing, or situation As being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in God’s world by mistake. Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; Unless I accept life completely on life’s terms, I cannot be happy. I need to concentrate not so much On what needs to be changed in the world As on what needs to be changed in me and in my attitudes.” Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition p. 417 Copyright 1976 A.A.W.S. Inc.
Thought to Consider . . .
Acceptance is not submission; It is acknowledgment of the facts of a situation, Then deciding what you’re going to do about it.
Twenty-Four Hours A Day January 6 A.A. Thought For The Day
Keeping sober is the most important thing in my life. The most important decision I ever made was my decision to give up drinking. I am convinced that my whole life depends on not taking that first drink. Nothing in the world is as important to me as my own sobriety. Everything I have, my whole life depends on that one thing. Can I afford ever to forget this, even for one minute?
Prayer for Serenity
God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.