Second Chance to Live

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Acceptance — A Portal to Unseen Possibilities

Posted by Second Chance to Live on April 20, 2012

Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Thank you. Several days ago I wrote an article Finding Serenity in the Midst of Frustration and Fear in which I spoke about coming to the place of acceptance. In May of 2007 I wrote an article to share some thoughts on acceptance. I would like to share that article with you below.

In my experience, I have found that acceptance provides the portal to unseen possibilities.

Acceptance

Posted by Second Chance to Live on May 1, 2007

Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. On my journey — as I have walked down the various corridors that life has revealed — I have found that life is best understood backwards. With this in mind, acceptance can appear to be a lofty goal. In the approach to living life on life’s terms, many circumstances may seem to be less than palatable.

Nevertheless, when I encounter and experience these circumstances — that may grate upon my soul — I am given a choice. How I address and respond to each circumstance will impact the quality of my life. When I view life’s circumstances as an opportunity to learn and grow, I will see them for my good.

Conversely, if I view my circumstance in a critical manner, I will see them as an obstacle course set up to frustrate my life. Consequently, I may then feel victimized by those circumstances. In response, I may not consider the possibilities / solutions. Subsequently, if I am not looking for solutions, my attitude can easily default to negative thinking and pessimism.

Today’s thought:

Each day I am given choices. I may not think or believe that I have choices at times, but I do. Acceptance does not mean that I give up. Acceptance means that I surrender to what is and learn to grow where I am planted. My circumstances no longer need to dictate to the quality my of life.

Just for today, I will determine to look for solutions. I will not allow my circumstances to dictate to me. Instead, I will choose to learn from what is. Through my learning, I will be encouraged and empowered. I will therefore be motivated to live life on life’s terms because I am a winner.

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