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ACCEPTANCE

And 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 supposed to be at this moment.

Nothing, absolutely nothing happens in God's world
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 in my attitudes.

Alcoholics Anonymous,  page 449.

THE TWELVE PROMISES OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS


1.    If we are painstaking about this phase of our development,
        we will be amazed before we are half way through.

2.    We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.

3.    We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.

4.    We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace.

5.    No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how
        our experience can benefit others.

6.    That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear.

7.    We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows.

8.    Self seeking will slip away.

9.    Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.

10.  Fear of people and economic insecurity will leave us.

11.  We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to
        baffle us.

12.  We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us, what we could not
        do for ourselves.
 

ARE THESE EXTRAVAGANT PROMISES?
WE THINK NOT.
THEY ARE FULFILLED AMOUNG US
SOMETIMES QUICKLY
SOMETIMES SLOWLY.

THEY WILL ALWAYS MATERIALIZE
IF
WE WORK FOR THEM !

Alcoholics Anonymous,  pages 83 - 84