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.
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.