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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."
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617347 tn?1331293081
You are so right, pinkinhead...

May i copy what i have in my profile ? it is a long and hard work but worth it... the work inside myself

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude to me, is more important than facts. It is more important ... [More]
than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances,
than failures, than successes, than what people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make
or break a company...a church....a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude
we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past...we cannot change
the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have....and that is
OUR ATTITUDE...I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and
90% how I react to it. And so it is with you...we are in charge of our attitude.
charles swindoll



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495284 tn?1333894042
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Amen to this....

It isnt always easy hearing what we NEED to hear.  I have to work on this one quite often!!
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Another good post, thank you. Your right, life on life's terms. I find myself starting to crave now all of a sudden so I am reading posts and watching football so this craving don't grow, but football is pis sing me off today lol. Take care:)
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495284 tn?1333894042
COMMUNITY LEADER
If you are in a situation where it is making you mad gizzy then walk away for awhile.  Football isnt worth the cravings.....
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Football not making me crave MP, I think it hit reading a couple posts from 2 idiots lol, but like you say, we are only in control of us and I agree so much. Don't worry it's not bad, just those stupid thoughts ya know. I won't let it grow. Reading posts helps 99% of time so no worries, I am fine:) Just being a man ***** right now haha. My Bills and your Raiders suck tho. Delete my note to you today on how I thought the Raiders were gonna do good this year, LOL, just kidding.
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495284 tn?1333894042
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Take what you want here and leave the rest.  Dont let someones comments affect you.  That is giving them the control and the power.  You take back the control.........mp
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1441964 tn?1285731448
Wow, that really reads well, it's a deep insight, but you also found the words to get it across. I really appreciate this post cause it's a 100% truthful. thank you.
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1253584 tn?1332877954
Great post I'm glad u post this. I'm learning to accept the fact that I was a pill addict! I think the reason I have relapsed a few times n the past month is because I wasn't n accpetance! I'm slowly getting there. But it's really helping to k ow that I have to learn to deal with things sober no matte what the issue is.  I was waiting for something to happen and when it didn't I got bored with life and started using alcohol then it led me back to the pills! Now I'm thinking differently! I have to accept life  on life terms! I have to Do it sober!!!!! I'm happier this way!
Great post
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1432897 tn?1322959537
Thanks for sharing and being honest.I was told I suffer from a spiritual malady and used alcohol and drugs to feel better or just plain old not feel at all.  Today I am grateful for a way out.  All I had to do was accept the facts about myself and be willing to live according to a few simple steps.  Glad you are all here supporting one another.
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271792 tn?1334979657
Thanks Punkin. I read that one a lot in the Big Book and now if I can just learn to live it....
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1253584 tn?1332877954
Yup that's why I probally kept relapsing. I was reminded how it felt to b numb and not feel. Then after talking with my counselor i realized that I need to exercise my demons and not run away. Not to b afraid.  
I'm starting to accept the facts n my life. It's a much healthier way to do stuff.!! Plus I'm happier this way.
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1432897 tn?1322959537
I needed to read this again today.  Have a Good one everybody!!!!!
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1253584 tn?1332877954
did it help ya? everything ok?
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good post .....how did I miss it the first time around...luve Laurel's response to
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