Just this week, I read an inspirational quote which to me, truly spells out the meaning of acceptance.  “Accept your past without regret, handle your present with confidence and face your future WITHOUT FEAR!”   (Positive Inspirational Quotes).

To my wonderful family, dear friends and those friends I have not yet met, I share with you this. It has been my personal experience that when we accept what we are given, even though it may be difficult, the truest test of becoming our best selves, will have been passed.