Self Improvement Poetry posted August 3, 2021

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Acceptance is the key ...

Acceptance - on life's terms

by Melodie Michelle

Dedicated to all that are in the process of accepting acceptance in their lives - here's a big SHOUT OUT!
Acceptance ...

The acceptance
of all my
on this very day
and at this very time ...
Because it's not
just about
the hardest
uphill climb ...

Acceptance ...

It's difficult
to grasp
that I sometimes
just get distressed
because of
certain factors
in my life ...
Some person,
place or situation
I'm finding
to me
All it is
causing is
a whole lot
of inside strife ...

Acceptance ...

No serenity
for me
until I accept
the person,
place or
situation exactly
as it is right now ...
because in
God's world
there are
no mistakes
We have to
take the time
for life on
life's terms
to allow ...

Acceptance ...

Our happiness
and unless life
on life's terms
is faced
straight up
head to head ...
My smile
would not be
happy it
would probably
be filled
with dread ...

Acceptance ...

My concentration
needs not
to be on
what needs
to be changed
in our world
no just
think hard ...
It's all about
focusing on
what needs to
be changed
on the
inside of us
taking care so
that we are
not marred ...

Acceptance ...

Happiness is
not possible
unless we've
life completely
on life's terms ...
What a concept!
But it is off
that important
lesson that
will make or break
any happiness we
are to learn ...

Acceptance ...
is the answer!

written July 16, 2021
Melodie Michelle

My poem is written about this excerpt from the AA big book page 417 Fourth Edition.

Here's the excerpt:
"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 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, (or life's challenges) I could not stay sober (or vigilant), 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 my attitudes"
*from AA big book

I don't read it because of my past addiction because I'm no longer an addict, I'm a survivor of addiction!

That being said,

I read it often because of every day life and because every day life can suck, especially with some of the people we allow in it.

It keeps me grounded because I may not can change others, but I CAN change what's going on inside of me! It keeps me humble and in turn, also keeps me grateful!

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