The greatest bar to a life of acceptance and a relationship with a Higher Power is me. Free will is a gift that gives me a choice to work for self or work towards something Greater. When I have gratitude, no matter the situation or circumstance, I am strengthening my connection to a Force outside of self. I am grateful and trust that I am safe and protected at all times. Recognizing each day’s blessings without judgement, regret or remorse frees me from manufactured misery and realigns perspective. I become able to see a bigger picture. Slowly selfishness and self-centeredness subside. I am closer to a Higher Power. I am in acceptance. Life is no longer about me.