I’ve learned in Gamblers Anonymous that I am wholly powerless over my compulsion. At long last, I’ve conceded my powerlessness; as a result, my life has taken a 180-degree turn for the better. However, I do have a power, derived from God, to change my own life. I’ve learned that acceptance does not mean submission to an unpleasant or degrading situation. It means accepting the reality of the situation and then deciding what, if anything, I can and will do about it.

Have I stopped trying to control the uncontrollable? Am I gaining the courage to change the things I can?

Today I Pray

I ask my Higher Power for direction as I learn to sort out the things I can change from the things I can’t, for that sorting process does, indeed, require God-given wisdom. May the things I cannot change not give me an excuse for inactivity. May the things I can not include managing other people’s lives. May I start to understand my own reality.

Today I Will Remember

Acceptance is not inactivity. Change is not domination.