Acceptance is a person’s agreement to experience a situation, to follow a process or condition (often a negative or uncomfortable situation) without attempting to change it, protest, or exit. (according to Wikipedia)
Winter is not my favorite season. I don’t like being cold, falling on the ice or driving in bad weather.
However, I live in Iowa. Where I will continue to live as long as my parents are living. Which I hope is a long time.
I can choose to bitch and moan about winter. Or I can accept it, look for the good in it, and wait for Spring.
In my life there’s not too much I have to accept. I live in the greatest country in the world. We learn to change, protest or exit. Many great examples have lived and died so that we could see what’s possible.
In 2011 I’ll be looking at the things that need changing, and will be taking positive steps to create change.
Winter? She’s here to stay, and she comes every year. I’ll accept that.