An 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 suppose to be at this moment. Nothing, absolutely nothing, happens in god’s will 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 on my attitudes.
When we first get sober there is potentially a lot of willingness and desperation, but very little acceptance. Most of us are full of fear when we get sober. How are we suppose to accept life on life’s terms sober when the only way we know how to live and cope is through drinking and using? The whole idea of acceptance is a hard thing to grasp when first seeking alcohol addiction help. It is something that we can begin to understand fully and incorporate into our everyday lives the longer we stay sober through the help of places like an addiction program in Los Angeles, AA, or other forms of 12 step program addiction help. Once we learn how to truly accept things we can begin to appreciate the blessings we do have in life. Instead of worrying about what we don’t have or what we have lost we can begin to live in the moment and be grateful for what we do have.