When I first came to program, I did not understand the first part of the Serenity Prayer: “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change.” How could I accept all the wrong things in my life and the universe? Although everyone told me that “accepting” does not mean “liking,” it took a long while to understand this concept. When a sponsee translated it as, “It is true that I cannot change this,” it made the word “acceptance” more palatable. I liked that interpretation. Being in program helps me be angry less often. I am learning to recognize

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