Saying "I will accept myself and live to the best of my ability" is a real mouthful for me. Both accepting myself as I am and living each day to the best of my ability are tough challenges, particularly on some days. I've found myself going through a difficult period in my life recently and stress exacerbates all my emotional and mental health challenges. I sometimes feel pressured to take action -- any action -- when I should be turning things over to my Higher Power and waiting for guidance. And I often uncharitably expect more from myself than I do from other people. Thank heavens I can continue to practice my program and look for progress, not perfection!