Nov 06: Acceptance At a Slightly New Level

Acceptance At a Slightly New Level

GROW topic: For today’s topic I have chosen acceptance at a slightly new level.

We are all familiar with Dr.: Paul’s rendition in “Steps & Traditions AA p. 139” and acceptance is the answer to my problems…I must accept everything exactly as it is else I wind be at fault with new opinions and to new criticism.

Or with God’s world?

I always keep in mind God’s portion of the Serenity Prayer:

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change
Courage to change the things I can …
And the wisdom to know the difference.

I recently survived a critical blood disease but was left unable to walk. Staffers at my assisted gave little encouragement so I have, with my son Jeff’s help, been trying to overcome the puzzling details on my own.

I think about COURAGE to CHANGE when I buckle, and the WISDOM TO KNOW the difference when I am about to fall down.

I will not ask what I can accomplish tomorrow nor take it for granted, but it is something I am determined to do with God’s grace and direction.

Also with his help, over and over again I overcame the pain of alcoholism, heavy depression, growing old and being cranky. Dr. Paul is Right and St. Francis of Assisi is also right because they endorse love and service of other along with rappers and clappers and snap-chatters.

But first, we had to embrace it, and Second, accept completely the god of our understanding in editions 3 or 4?

Can we share stores about acceptance, and love? And sharing with love?

How have stories increased or decreased a life of acceptance?

Thank you for honor of sharing this meeting.

The book and the topic are now open for sharing.