Book: The Gifts of Acceptance

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by BusynMember, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. BusynMember

    BusynMember Active Member

    "Embracing people and things as they are"

    By Daniel A. Miller

    I am starting to read about acceptance, even if we don't like what we need to accept in order to be calm. This is the best book I ever read on the topic and has changed my entire attitude about Kay, other people and even life and the world. I highly recommend it, especially for those who suffer because their child is in a bad way.

    This one book has made me see Kay, my life, friends and even what saddens me about the world in a new way. I carry it with me like a second Bible.

    I bought it off Amazon.

    Be well.
     
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  2. BusynMember

    BusynMember Active Member

    I forgot to mention that there is a chapter on Type A parents raising Type B kids and about parents and kids in general regarding radical acceptance.
     
  3. BusynMember

    BusynMember Active Member

    Hi. I bought the physical book. I stash it in my purse to have when I feel weak.
     
  4. Copabanana

    Copabanana Well-Known Member

    I bought the physical book. Can't wait until it comes. It sounds transformational. Thank you, Busy.
     
  5. Nomad

    Nomad Well-Known Member

    I might buy it too. It sounds wonderful. Thank you.
    Related topic...I was invited to a sermon recently on healing. Woman minister. Long story. I actually know a relative of hers who invited me. The topic was “forgiveness,” and how it’s more for yourself than about them. She used the example of Corrie Ten Boom (Unsure if spelling). She was doing her best to forgive a soldier who may have killed her family...specifically her sister and how it was freeing.
    Not exactly the same thing.
    But a bit similar.
    It was so relaxing and peaceful.
    She used quotes that were humbling.
    Virtue ten boom has written several powerful books on the topic of forgiveness.
    Acceptance is different. But there is a bit of something similar.
    Surely both can result in more peace.
     
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  6. Copabanana

    Copabanana Well-Known Member

    Dear Nomad. If you have a reference for any of the books, please let us know.

    I read up some about Busy's book and I think this is exactly what it is about. But I will post too after I begin reading.
     
  7. BusynMember

    BusynMember Active Member

    My book is about acceptance for people and events. It isnt about forgiveness. They are alike but have enough of a difference to be addressed separately in different books. Forgiveness is very important.

    I find church comforting. I know that not everyone has God in his or her life and I judge nobody for this.I do think life is easier if you believe strongly in any higher power. Often I can almost feel God comforting me. Maybe it is just my imagination. But I don't think that is so.
     
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  8. JayPee

    JayPee Sending good vibes...

    I just ordered the book too. Looking forward to getting it.
     
  9. Nomad

    Nomad Well-Known Member

    Me too! Maybe we can have a book club thread! :)
     
  10. Copabanana

    Copabanana Well-Known Member

    That's four of us already! Did you order yours Nomad? If you want to get the physical book I think it's cheaper on Walmart.
     
  11. Nomad

    Nomad Well-Known Member

    Yes...awe...oh well. I got it on Amazon.
     
  12. BusynMember

    BusynMember Active Member

    I like the idea of a book club thread lol.
     
  13. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    I'd like to be part of the book club. There have been lots of changes in my life lately and I need to work on radical acceptance.