As I sit with that word.....'Acceptance' I ponder on what that means for me personally.
Yes, of course, per the dictionary, it is 'the act of accepting 'someone' or 'something' but what does the deeper meaning bring forward for you?
In context of Loss......'Accepting' that I lost a loved one.... when you accept does it mean your ready to move on? Does it mean you understand you've lost a loved one but still haven't moved on? Or perhaps you've accepted the loss, however a part of you knows life will never quite be the same with that 'being' gone and although able to move forward perhaps accepting it's just not going to be the same.
All any of us can do is 'try' to 'accept' because once we do 'accept' a part of ourselves is able to move forward to the next step....whatever that might be as we are all different in stages of grief.
For me I am reminded of the serenity prayer... 'God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.'
Be in Peace my fellow animal lovers... you are all in my Prayers.