Acceptance Increases Hope


“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”
―    J.K. Rowling

“For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.”
―    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.”
―    Michael J. Fox

There is freedom that comes when we can accept ourselves, others and our circumstances. Although it is not always easy, there is no better way to live. Wikipedia tells us “Acceptance in human psychology is a person’s assent to the reality of a situation, recognizing a process or condition (often a negative or uncomfortable situation) without attempting to change it, protest, or exit.” With acceptance comes peace. Accepting a difficult situation does not mean we must give up hope. Instead, acceptance increases our hope. When we have peace in our heart through acceptance, our hope is able to rise above our circumstances. Most of us are faced with things we must accept on a daily basis. Rather than struggle with it, accept it.

May you be full of Hope and Acceptance! 🙂 🙂


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