I Can Accept

I accept who I am today, without reservation. I know I am a flawed person, after all I am human. I have worked the program and have gone through the process of change, which covers past, present and future. I have forgiven myself for my missteps and mistakes. I have found that I can laugh at my errors. I am not better than, or worse than anyone else. I have been blessed with a particular set of skills and capabilities, and I am unique in many ways. Being an alcoholic has classified me with others, some who desire sobriety and some who do not. I accept me – woman, sober alcoholic, mother, grandmother, and friend. I understand what it means to change in a basic way, and that recovery is not only a desire but an absolute need. For me, to drink again is to die (ultimately). I no longer try to be like the people around me, today I know I can stand on my own two feet, have my own opinions, likes, and dislikes. I am no longer the sheep following the sheep, following the sheep. I can go my own way – and allow others the same rights and privileges. What is it that YOU can accept?

Photo Courtesy of MX
Photo Courtesy of MX

9 thoughts on “I Can Accept

  1. My beautiful wife is scheduled to have a Colonoscopy today.

    We pray, Kyrie, eleison! — “Lord, have mercy!”

    I’m Harry, grateful alcoholic and devoted 12th stepper

  2. I turned 50 a year or so ago and had that test. The prep was a bit of a pain, but “lights out” during the procedure and completely painless. It was really nothing at all. Grateful to be sober today! (By the way, if I still was an active drunk, I never would have gone near the hospital.)

  3. Today I accept and embrace that I belong, that I am where I am meant to be and that All Is Well.
    Today I accept that I am in a loving relationship with the Great Reality.
    Today I a accept that I have been gifted a life, in this moment, of ineffable Grace.
    And that I have a sacred responsibility- Trust God, Clean House, Help Others.
    Grateful for the Gift

  4. Top of the morning family,
    I accept that Divine Mercy has a goal for my life. However, it’s difficult in my (insane in the membrane) to know that everything is going to work out. Self wants to fast forward months/years. Self wants the worst /trials to be done and over. Its difficult marching forward when a trial/situation isn’t settled. I’m learning to accept my future, (lack of control). He’s in control. My relationship in His light restores peace, hope, joy back into my heart/soul.

    12&12 Step Five, p.57
    But we soon discovered that while we weren’t alone any more in a social sense, we still suffered many of the old pangs of anxious apartness.

    It’s a good day to have a good day.

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