todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAANkful
for awareness that the practice of Step 3 (for this alcoholic) must remain a constant in my everyday life. Sometimes, it must be at the forefront of my conscious thinking every hour. My
tendency instinct is to control and/or manipulate my world to suit my wishes. I want everything lined up just the way I like it. A little deviation might be OK, but not much.
Step 3 is teaching me a new way of thinking. It's actually OK if everything isn't the way I want it. It's OK to let others have their way, especially when it doesn't even affect me. I don't even have to tell you every time when you aren't doing what I want you to do. I can let you make mistakes, just like you let me.
"Many of us said to our Maker, as we understood Him: God, I offer myself to Thee -- to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life. May I do Thy will always."
We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
- Walt Disney