acceptance -v- resignation

I’ve shared in an inordinate number of conversations about the similarities and differences between acceptance and resignation lately.

To me, they both offer release.

They also both offer uncertainty.

Before all of these conversations,  acceptance felt more positive.  It felt like a healthy and constructive choice.  And I thought resignation meant losing ~ giving up.

One friend in particular helped me see that resignation can also be a very healthy and constructive choice.  She helped me see that resignation means letting go of what no longer works; putting down what you no longer want to carry.

So I’m  wondering what do these two words mean to you?