"Whenever I find myself under acute tensions, I lengthen my daily walks and slowly repeat our Serenity Prayer in rhythm to my steps and breathing.
If I feel that my pain has in part been occasioned by others, I try to repeat, "God grant me the serenity to love their best, and never fear their worst." This benign healing process of repetition, sometimes necessary to persist with for days, has seldom failed to restore me to at least a workable emotional balance and perspective."
AA Grapevine, March 1962
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
that for me, serenity means happy, joyous and free during the good times and calm and sober at all other times
that I spent a good deal of the day with my Mom yesterday -- on the road and at the dentist's office -- and not once did I become impatient or morose -- this is INCREDIBLE for me!
that she tries her absolute hardest to participate in her life these days, although she tires very quickly
that, early on in my sobriety, I heard that when AA'ers relapse, it's because of not practicing Step 6 -- I shall never forget this
for a 5am, 30-minute phone call from a friend who just needed to talk
that I woke up at 4:30am LOL
for a nice, unexpected visit from Rodney yesterday; we had an impromptu AA meeting while sitting at my desk
that I am hiring a maid service beginning today; my townhome needs it
All you need is deep within you waiting to unfold and reveal itself. All you have to do is be still and take time to seek for what is within, and you will surely find it.