I often thought that if I accepted life “as is” that I was basically choosing to be complacent.
But today I know that to accept life “as is” means that I do my best to make my life and the lives of those around me better while also accepting that life will have moments of deep pain and despair and… that there is nothing that I can do to change that.
However, I can be present for these moments.
I can offer my love and compassion.
I can do what I can to make these moments more tolerable for those around me.
Accepting life “as is” means that I choose to live in reality and do my best to learn from it and walk through it.
Accepting life “as is” means that I choose to let go of the fantasy and embrace the truth in the moment.
“Dear God, help me to accept life on life’s terms. Help me to walk bravely through pain and despair and offer comfort to those in need.”