If I Had My Life to Live Over ... I'd relax.... I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers.... I'd start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry go-rounds. I would pick more daisies. —Nadine Stair
"Letting go" is a theme with many variations. When we live with gusto and are released to experience the full excitement of life, we are letting go. When we turn our lives and wills over to the care of our Higher Power, we are freed of many cares. If we orient our lives with a compass that always points to fear and insecurity, or to power and success, we are giving ourselves over to those forces. But we can orient our lives to our Higher Power's care and support. That makes it possible to drop our guard, allow for some mistakes, and delight in the pleasures of creation.
Today let me forget my worries and enjoy the fullness of life.
From Touchstones: A Book of Daily Meditations for Men ©
Twenty-Four Hours a Day
There's no "softer, easier way," we're told. If so, why are we also urged to embrace the slogan "Easy Does it?" Which is right?
Honesty with ourselves and others gets us sober,
but it is tolerance that keeps us that way.
- As Bill Sees It, p. 312
Thought to Ponder . . .
Patience, tolerance, understanding and love are the watchwords.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
P U T = Patience, Understanding, Tolerance.