Your honor, I’d like to submit into evidence today’s reading in the One Day At A Time In Al-Anon book to confirm that I am being assaulted with the notion that I am required to Surrender at this present time in my life. And I quote:
“Acceptance and surrender are the two attitudes that open all doors to us in the Al-Anon way of living. Yet they are the most difficult for many of us to acquire. No matter how badly we think life has beaten us, we still cling to the idea that acceptance and surrender are a kind of helpless giving-in, a weakness of character. Not so! Acceptance means simply admitting there are things we cannot change. Accepting them puts an end to our futile struggles and frees our thought and energy to work on things that can be changed. Surrender means relinquishing our self-will and accepting God’s will and His help.”
I rest my case.