Saturday, May 27, 2023

May 27--Acceptance--A Good Plan

You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.  --Harper Lee

    Walking around in another's shoes/skin/body is impossible. We can't really know all of what is happening with anyone, so let's all cut each other a bunch of slack, shall we? That's not easy, especially with what appears to be fear, ignorance, malevolence and stupidity running rampant nowadays. 
    I need this reminder from the big book of AA: 

And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing, or 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.
For me, serenity began when I learned to distinguish between those things that I could change and those I could not. When I admitted that there were people, places, things, and situations over which I was totally powerless, those things began to lose their power over me. I learned that everyone has the right to make their own mistakes, and learn from them, without my interference, judgment, or assistance!

    Working on it!

Sparkling dewdrops on the grass

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