Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgement of the facts of a situation, then deciding what you're going to do about it.
~Kathleen Casey Theisen
You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.
When you are in a state of nonacceptance, it's difficult to learn. A clenched fist cannot receive a gift, and a clenched psyche - grasped tightly against the reality of what must not be accepted - cannot easily receive a lesson.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
~Denis De Rougamont