58. Easier to Accept
“Do you know what else helps me stay motivated?” Andra asked. I didn’t, she continued. “My take on the Serenity Prayer. I’m grateful for the things easier to accept than I thought they’d be.” I asked for an example. “Imagine a screeching leech leading a pack of smaller, higher pitched, screaming leeches. That’s my sister-in-law and the whiny snot cauldrons she calls children. Shortly after my husband and I were married, they moved to Boston. Until my husband died I only had to see and/or hear them once a year. Easier to accept.”
“They predicted a foot of snow last night,” I said. “When I got up I found out I only had two inches to shovel. Easier to accept.”
Today I will be grateful for things easier to accept than I expected them to be.
Sober Not Somber © 2015 by Ken Montrose
(Just a reminder: Sober Not Somber is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to anyone you might know is purely coincidental.)