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I Am Trying To Accept The Things I Cannot Change

But it's not easy! 45,755 People

    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...
    FelicitySmoak FelicitySmoak 31-35, F 6 Responses May 31

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    I know some things cannot be changed,

    but how about some peace of mind for a change. Would love to wake up one day and not feel scared or worried.
    islandgirl35 islandgirl35 31-35, F 7 Responses Jun 8

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    But it seems like all I'm doing is ignoring it.

    It's been almost half a year and I'm still crying over it. All I know how to do is distract myself. I really thought I'd be better by now.
    TrafalgarLaw TrafalgarLaw 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    I cannot change that my ******* of a dad tells

    me and my bro he don't care about is and that we never did anything with him but that's ok he's gonna miss out on the rest of my life starting now
    miamousley miamousley 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am not stranger to the world

    and it's mysteries but to the people who choose their ways and misjudge. I block u out and turn up my rock so maybe I can forget the unforgettable.
    pandasky pandasky 16-17, F Jul 26

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    It is very hard ... to accept you exist in my

    work place. At this point of my life, I just wish God will just wipe you off and let you get lost. No I don't hate you but I hate your existence and I hate that you are immature and stupid in your actions. I hate that you yet want to be my friend and it seems impossible for you...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F Jul 25

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    I don't really know how to feel my boyfriend

    has recently been pushing me away. I broke my ankle in a car accident that we got in together and he has taken care of me but now that I can walk I bother or seem annoying. He never wants to go out to lunch or dinner with me even if I say "I'll pay". But yesterday he asked me if...
    teacup224 teacup224 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    There are so many things I can't change

    that I am unhappy with: My face My body The past The people I have lost The friends who have left The path my life has taken The time I have wasted. That being said, it is very difficult to change my mindset and be ok with all of that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 30

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    I sometimes ( ...often.

    ..) feel like Alice in Still Alice. But... It all started when I was an infant, as far as I can remember (HA!). I can't always remember names, faces, or conversations I've had even very recently, etc. Plus... I have no real sense of smell (ever) so if I'm burning toast or...
    KarenMB KarenMB 51-55, F 2 days ago

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    I once heard these words in a movie

    and it stuck with me. I learned then that its easier to accept that mistakes do happen... that we learn from it, look back and call it experiences. ""This isn’t the time to make hard and fast decisions, this is the time to make mistakes. Take the wrong train and get stuck...
    KrisKrosSk8 KrisKrosSk8 26-30, F 2 Responses May 23

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    I cannot change my past,

    I can only work on forgiving myself for the mistakes I made, for people I may have hurt without knowing, and for not seeing the truth of someone else's really bad behavior that I still carry as shame on my shoulders. I can work on today, getting through the minutes I have wasted...
    Rainey14 Rainey14 61-65, F 7 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    there isn't much control over how someone

    treats you but you can decide how you react and whether or not you'll put up with it.
    kittenxoxo420 kittenxoxo420 26-30, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 17

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    When my wonderful girl left me

    after almost 12 years, I was so hurt and shocked. Especially when I found out who she'd left me for. I had cancer when she left me. And I must admit that I had given up. When I left, I took our son with me. Not to hurt her, not for revenge, but because she had the girls, the...
    midwesterndad74 midwesterndad74 46-50, M 9 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    After being sad for even the smallest of the

    things and changes in life...I have finally accepted that some things are not to be changed.
    PG90 PG90 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 18

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    I'm 30 and my fiancé would have been 30 on

    October 10, 2014. I have a 12 yr old from a previous relationship that my fiancé helped raise for 6 yrs. And I also have a now 1 yr old from my fiancé. On July 6, 2014 my fiancé died from Acute Intoxication. He wasn't a drinker. He was a young,healthy, hard working good man...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    What to accept. Umm.

    That we are all slaves to morons. Who bought governments. To make laws That milk workers And bankrupt consumers But give nothing useful back. Wow. Thats nearly impossible to do. But we slaves have options left. We can care about each other. Until earth...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    it's hard to be yourself in a world

    that constantly compares to everyone else! it's exhausting being judged all the time by people who are supposed to love u first hand! I am me and there's nothing I can do about it to change that! I won't change who I am because I TRULY CAN'T. I can't just take my heart out and...
    CasseMoi CasseMoi 36-40, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    youtheman15 youtheman15 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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    I am not trying anymore !

    But I chose the group so others would benefit . So please excuse the lie! Accepting things we can not change will not lead to happiness in itself . Although it is one of the necessary ingredients It's like accepting being slapped on the face whilst having your hands tied...
    myi4u myi4u 26-30, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I'm taking a vow of celibacy.

    I have found that most of my issues stem from sex. In addition to having very little will power, which I will be working on with this exercise in restraint. I have cleaned up my "me too's" and will deleting alot from "my circle"...engage me in conversation, encouraging me...
    uprooted69 uprooted69 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 21

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    i am 15, and possibly a mtf transgender person.

    when i was little, i wanted to be a girl so bad, i would say, "I wanna be a girl" or "i wish i was a girl," and I hated having a p*nis until a few years ago. I am girly, think like a girl, talk like a girl and like girly stuff. girly colours, girly t.v shows (only winx and mlp...
    GalacticDaniel GalacticDaniel 16-17, M 6 Responses Jan 18

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    "The loneliest moment in someone's life is

    when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly." - Nick Carraway
    AlphaLion AlphaLion 22-25, M 5 Responses Mar 8

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    It's hard to accept that you have a good husband

    and great baby daughter that you love to death . But a stepson that you don't have any bond and any love. Is that make me evil? I don't think so ..he is an 8 year old and very manipulative , with ADHD and medicated. I just ask the universe to guide me and hoping that my marriage...
    Shakti35 Shakti35 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I try to look for something positive in each

    day, even if some days i have to look a little harder.
    cat20079 cat20079 36-40, M 5 Responses Feb 16

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    I'm still working on the marriage issue.

    It's not going so well. Today my husband told me that he basically has been using his mom and everything else has an excuse for his behavior and said the real reason is that "he's never loved me as a wife". I don't even know how to respond to that or what to think. I've given...
    Naturestorms Naturestorms 36-40, F 11 Responses Oct 26, 2014

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    I am working really hard on becoming a better

    person. I need to accept my many flaws. I have led a wonderful life but I believe my current life is not compatible with my spirit. Nobody's fault. I started working on building the second stage of my life, this time with my dreams, passions and spirit of service to others . I...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 6 Responses Sep 23, 2014

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    invisible1971 invisible1971 41-45, F 12 Responses May 8

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    My Daddy died a year

    and a half ago. I still cry every day.
    AnonymousGirl35 AnonymousGirl35 31-35, F 13 Responses Jan 24

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    It is hard to accept change,

    to "let go" because we become attached to these things. We see them as our only source of happiness, or they give us security. Change is chaotic and sometimes painful and yet, it happens. So we're afraid. Thus, we hold tight to these "things", but these "things" in our life aren...
    curiosi curiosi 51-55, F 6 Responses Feb 27

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    melXlo melXlo 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 30, 2014

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    Ive ruined my life wont get another job now

    and might end up doing some time wish i could go back and undo it all 😭😭😭😭
    HelpMe19 HelpMe19 18-21, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    My cousin and i have been really close

    for a long time , but now all he does is ignore me and not talk to me , he literally deleted me from his life && it honestly hurts me and i do not know what to do
    Bianca28 Bianca28 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 26

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    My ex and i broke up a couple of years ago

    and we both agreed that this relationship is not going to work and being just friends is better. But I love her i always did, and for the past 5 months things were not working as i wanted, we rarely talk to each other she seems to be "too busy for me " her phone is off most the...
    comlpicatedguy comlpicatedguy 18-21, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    hopeless220 hopeless220 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 10, 2014

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    2ducks1goose 2ducks1goose 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I'm sick. I have severe Lyme disease,

    which has pretty much eaten away my joints and causes severe exhaustion. I also have Ehlers-danlos syndrome, which causes deep bone pain, frequent dislocations and feeling hungover all day every day. I'm 23. I'm on disability. I used to be so athletic and a dancer for 13 years...
    alwaysfaithful13 alwaysfaithful13 22-25, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    When I see my friends,

    not just any friends mainly my really close friends, hanging out with someone else I always have this feeling of ache. I understand that I'm not going to be hanging out with them all the time. I don't understand why I get this feeling. It's like I'm jealous but I'm not I just...
    alyssa7447 alyssa7447 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    kevothakiid kevothakiid 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I can see clearly now,

    the rain is gone☀️ I can see all the obstacles in my way Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind It's gonna be a bright, bright, Sunshiney day🌞 For a minute anyway! Good morning peeps!
    1HelluvaMessGma 1HelluvaMessGma 61-65, F 6 Responses May 27

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    I believe I am in s emotionally abusive

    relationship with my husband who I love more than just about anything in the world, this time I went back home to visit family and I could just sense the weirdness, at first making comments that I am not calling enough and then making me feel like when I would call he could care...
    wash02 wash02 31-35, F 8 Responses Jul 25

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    Will Would that I could compel you To do my

    will. Would that I could dispel the hurt That maims me still. Maybe then I could seize peace. But then I’d own a life With no challenge, no unknown, No chance for victory, No reason to atone. I’d be clutching to my breast That which if it is confessed, Is something all...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 13 Responses Jan 23, 2014

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    I am a solo dad to my 3 darling children my

    wife passed away 18 months ago and it's been a rough road learning to do everything alone but I think I'm ready to start moving on
    solopoppa solopoppa 31-35, M 3 Responses Sep 4, 2014

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    But yet accepted the things I can change I had

    this person to inbox me once a cheater always a cheater which was kinda hateful to me as I read it but it didn't affect me because I no I'm not that person some people's. Brain works one way I have the power to choose and learn from my mistakes which I did I'll live everyday...
    robertl30 robertl30 31-35, M Jul 26

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    shazzarr shazzarr 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    It's quite ****** isn't it?

    You meet someone who you get along with well. You establish a connection with them, let them slowly break down the walls you've built to protect your heart from being destroyed, and for what? To be told that it just isn't working out, and that you have absolutely no control over...
    smraver30 smraver30 18-21, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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