Acceptance is such an integral part of a persons life.
I was sitting on the beach a couple of days back and just watching the waves lap the shore. It was a calm evening and the sea wasn't its usual rough self. There were hardly any clouds and only a sliver of a moon and the inky black sky actually looked like the cover of a worm eaten book held up to a light - there were a million stars. And it was there, in those 45 minutes of 'me' time that I figured out what was tormenting me for so long.
I had been fighting within myself for something that I knew right from the very start wasn't a possibility. 'Acceptance' is the word which pushed its way to the forefront after so many months of conflict in my inner being. It was the solution I had been praying for, for so long.
Accepting that acceptance is the way forward and is what I know to be the solution to all of my life's little hiccups but I'm still learning. Learning to accept.
This little prayer is what guides me day by day:
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.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen. --Reinhold Niebuhr