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 not serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. Notherin, 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 my and in my attitudes.
- A Middle of the Road Solution (focusedandfree.com)