G.U.T.S. (9) Get Used To Stuff – Acceptance

G.U.T.S. (9) Get Used To Stuff – Problems are normal.

 

Some situations we have to deal with. They are not going away.

Best way to cope with them is to accept them and go on.

     Acceptance! Think about that word. Life is easier to handle,

when we learn the peace of accepting stuff, we are going to have

to deal with anyway.

     I am not naturally good at accepting anything. I don’t like

to admit it but I usually feel like, if I can fight hard enough or

try with enough force that I can change anything.  [That is 

ridiculous by the way].  

     I am only now learning in any real depth the amazing power

of that first part of the Prayer of St. Francis. “Lord, grant me the

serenity to accept the things I can not change. The courage to 

change the things I can. And the wisdom to know the difference.”

     Sometimes, {a lot of times actually}, it takes greater courage 

to accept a thing than to fight it. I remember when my sister 

Detra was fighting cancer; she gave it all she had. While there was

still any chance of changing it, she fought with an amazing bravery.

But when the cancer was in her internal organs, lungs and brain; it

was plain that she was going to leave this earth realm.

     Then, I have never seen anyone have such courageous 

acceptance. You would probably not know she was sick, until

she was hospital confined at the very end. She held her head

high with dignity, found as much joy as she could in her final

days and faced her fate bravely.  She helped all those

around her accept; what she already had accepted.

     I have learned from Detra’s example. She had GUTS. 

May God help us to have that kind of courageous acceptance.

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About timothygrantcarter

Inspirational Speaker, Sales Trainer, Quaker Minister. Entrepreneur, Outdoorsman and Shotokan NiDan. . Visionary; Maker of original sayings, slogans and giver of spiritual help. "If God has a pulse, then I can feel it."
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One Response to G.U.T.S. (9) Get Used To Stuff – Acceptance

  1. Anne says:

    This is also one of the hardest things for me. Only I tend to feel panicky when I know I can’t control something. I guess this where Faith must take the forefront. It is nice to know I am not alone feeling this way. That helps.

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