unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It
turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn
a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend!
on doesn't mean we forget about
things. It just mean we have to
accept what happened and
have learned that acceptance of one's life is the key to happiness; it has
nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle.
On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of
heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices.
Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the
natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that
Henry Van Dyke
Acceptance is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
have also learned that gratitude is one of the best tools to remind us of what
is really important in life and to connect us to other people through expressing
have seen better days, but believe me, I have also seen worse. I have few aches
and pains and other issues to deal with, but I wake up to savor life! Yes, my
life may not be perfect, but I thank God it is good; I thank God for giving me many
opportunities to change and improve my life for the better
and I am very grateful.
However, it is unfortunate that many of us refuse to accept and spend too much time
finding something or someone to blame; spending too much energy finding excuses
for not being what we are capable of being, and not enough energy putting
ourselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with our lives.
Let us accept what is, let go of what was, have faith in what
will be. Acceptance serves as a bridge between our mind and our heart.
By Tim Pedrosa
an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you,
knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and
better than your current situation.—Brian Tracy