To embrace has several meanings. To most, it probably means to physically embrace or hug or to accept or receive willingly. For me, when I think of embracing, I think of it as an intention. A choice- sometimes it comes willingly, sometimes not so much. In my mind, it could substitute for “roll with it” or “pull up your boot straps, darling.” When I speak the phrase “I am happy to _______”, my husband says that usually means I am not. That’s not true- at least not all the time (shhh).