“My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.” Michael J. Fox
Like a new value in life, acceptance has crept into the very heart of almost everything I do. Michael J. Fox nailed it when he put acceptance and expectations in juxtaposition. Acceptance is the willingness to acknowledge each and every situation as it is—good and bad, resulting in an overwhelming sense of peace. While expectations are things hoped for, often with little legitimate justification for that expectation. And when they do not occur the disappointment and/or anger disrupts our entire sense of well being.
I only discovered the enormous value of genuine acceptance a little more than one year ago. I was 68. Let’s hope you can find it sooner. (more…)