Wow, I've got to look into some of this stuff--radical acceptance sounds like something I could get into.
Anyway, I always just go to my gratitude list when things are getting rough--I guess periodically I just have to remind myself of all the wonderful things I have now that I'm clean. Things like, finally understanding the Serenity Prayer and learning how to put it into practice; a stronger, closer relationship with my family; the ability to let things go, not feeling like the weight of the world has to rest on my
shoulders; greater self-acceptance, being OK with not being perfect; a nice house; a good job that doesn't stress me out too much; good health; a new puppy, who has brought me all kinds of joy and cheap entertainment; and life itself, which may be hard sometimes but is every day a blessing I should treasure--lots of people don't make it this far, and don't get to experience the woes and wonders of middle age.
Hang in there, Big Blondie--it will get better, there is always light at the end of the tunnel!