The Power of Acceptance

My beloved father passed away over a week ago and in experiencing different emotions through the loss, it got me thinking about the power of acceptance.  We have all lost something at certain points – the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, the loss of direction, etc.  We can either focus on the loss and what we no longer have or we can choose to focus on what we gained from the experience, and what we now have. My father lived a long life and so it might be easier for me to accept the loss.