Sunday One liners ~ 78

 

Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there’s got to be a way through it.
~ Michael J. Fox

17 thoughts on “Sunday One liners ~ 78

  1. Zambian Lady

    Accepting a painful situation whose bad outcome can not be changed is very difficult. From personal experience, I have found that accepting something rather than fighting it helps. Gerlinde, I hope you find the strength to deal with whatever you are going through.

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      I agree with you, Zambian Lady, that ‘Accepting a painful situation whose bad outcome can not be changed is very difficult’. In accepting, it sometimes allows us to change focus and see a way forward.

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  2. nrhatch

    Sometimes the what is, is . . . and no amount of shaking our fists at the sky can change it. How we relate to the issue is the issue.

    With acceptance comes peace.

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      Sometimes the shaking of fists at the sky, wastes the energy needed to find the road forward, allowing us to move on with acceptance.

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  3. colonialist

    Unfortunately the way through has to be selected carefully – a preferred route of bashing those causing annoyance on the snoot is not always the best way to go.

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      1. colonialist

        As with everything, there are exceptions. I did find a spot of losing my cool to have been rather effective when dealing with a trio of muggers!

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        1. Grannymar Post author

          That I can understand, and might be tempted to swing my handbag in just such an occasion!

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  4. nick

    I agree with him. Acceptance doesn’t mean fatalism or blind obedience either. Acceptance means recognising the reality and coming to terms with it. Which may mean taking a stand if that’s what’s required.

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