“Acceptance gives me choices… My sponsor suggested having back up plans whenever my plans involve someone… It was a great way to put acceptance to work in my life.” — Courage to Change
Nobody in the world is always dependable, including myself. But somehow it’s so easy to have expectations that others will ALWAYS follow through. This inevitably leads to disappointment, and in the case where it’s happened before with the same person, a sense of hopelessness. I may get angry, depressed or both. But I discovered that all that drama was avoidable, once I decided I didn’t want it in my life anymore. These days I repower myself everyday by taking recovery-oriented actions which help me stay in the attitude of gratitude no matter what happens around me, and as a result, about 98.6% of the time, ILML!