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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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The Big Book, p. 417

A very dear friend pointed this out to me the other day, it is something I have needed to hear for some time now. By the grace of my HP and the wonderful people in AA, today I’m celebrating six months of sobriety. How did I even get here? I mean six months ago seems like ages, but then again I can’t believe it’s been this long. With that I’ll take another 24 hours.