I'll admit here that acceptance doesn't come easily to me. I usually acquire it long after I've exhausted every possibility, and myself, in the pursuit of how I think things should be. It's my hope that from this point on I will find acceptance much sooner than I normally do.
To that end, I'm going to ask myself some important questions whenever I find myself in a challenging situation. Questions like... Is this my lesson? Am I doing everything I can to understand this situation? Am I equipped to handle this? and more importantly... Is this my business?
If the answer to these questions is 'no' then I am going to do my best to accept what can't be changed. I have a sense that my doing so will bring Peace to me and those connected to me.