This file is about accepting things as they are--something I am not good at.
Also see Worry and Regret, Gratitude, Attitude and That's Life.



Quotes About Acceptance


No Problem

Life is easier than you think.
All you have to do is:
accept the impossible,
do without the indispensable,
bear the intolerable,
and be able to smile at anything.


Insults

The only graceful way to accept an insult is to ignore it.
If you can't ignore it, top it.
If you cant top it, laugh at it.
If you can't laugh at it, it's probably deserved.


from Let It Be

(sung best by Joan Baez, words by Paul McCartney)

When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
Let it be, let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

And when the broken hearted people
Living in the world agree,
There will be an answer, let it be.
For though they may be parted there is
Still a chance that they will see
There will be an answer, let it be.
Let it be, let it be. Yeah
There will be an answer, let it be.

And when the night is cloudy,
There is still a light that shines on me,
Shine on until tomorrow, let it be.
I wake up to the sound of music
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
Let it be, let it be.
There will be an answer, let it be.
Let it be, let it be,
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.


Live in the Present

One day at a time
this is enough.
Do not look back
and grieve over the past
for it is gone;
and do not be troubled
about the future
for it has not yet come.
Live in the present
and make it so beautiful
that it will be worth
remembering!

A New Chance

(Gertrude Ellgas)

When doubts and fears are growing,
It's hard to keep on going
From day to day not knowing
Just what the end will be.

Take each day as you find it,
If things go wrong, don't mind it,
For each day leaves behind it
A chance to start anew.


When the Time is Right

An Indian and three cowboys had been in the saddle since early morning. Toward sundown, the cowboys' conversation turned to the big dinner they'd eat when they got to town. Asked if he was hungry, however, the Indian replied simply, "No."
Finally reaching town, each rider ordered steak with all the trimmings. As the Indian wolfed down everything in sight, one of his cowboy friends remarked that only an hour ago he'd said he wasn't hungry.
The brave looked up from his plate. "No use to be hungry back there," he answered disdainfully. "No food."



Song Lists

Below are lists of song titles about agreement, alright, allow, fairness, okay, right, and yes.


Songs about Agreement


Songs about Alright/All Right


Songs about Allowing


Songs about Fairness


Songs about Okay


Songs about Right


Songs about Yes