Acceptance

I’ve had a really bad day today, I won’t go into detail, it’s just been an awful day. No doubt it is far better that what most people experience and possibly it’s worse than what others experience. But for me it’s been a really bad day. 

I’m not here to talk about my bad day though, I’m here to talk about everyone’s bad days. We all have them, we all cry, we all get angry and wish we could start the day again and change things. But we can’t. No matter how much we wish it. 

It’s this that got me thinking about the power of acceptance. Often when bad things happen in our lives we don’t know what to do next, it takes a while to get over these things and it’s important that we do. Acceptance is a way of gaining back control because it is a choice. It’s a choice to accept all the bad things. Accept that they changed us, accept that they were unfair, accept that we hated every second of going through it. 

It’s easy for other people to tell us “it’s in the past, there’s nothing you can do” this is often more frustrating. It’s obviousness is what’s so frustrating because of course we know that but that’s exactly what the problem is. 

Through choosing to accept what has happened we can bring ourselves back to our present which is exactly where we need to be. What happens tomorrow is tomorrow’s problem and in a way that is acceptance too. It must be said though that acceptance is hard and can only be done when a person is ready but it’s power to heal should never be underestimated. 

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