Many of us face seemingly insurmountable
difficulties, perhaps because of our compulsion or simply through
misfortune. Whatever the scale of our problems,One Day at a
Time and First things First, are keys to handling them.
may be worrying about the future. A good method of handling that problem
is to turn our concern about it over to our Higher Power. But when
we do have work that clearly should be done today, we must carry through
with it. It's neither reasonable nor sensible to put off things that we
can and should do today.
today. I will not put them off
Today -- and every day -- with a heart full of gratitude,
and a desire for my Higher Power's will to be done through me, my life is worth sharing,
especially with my fellow alcoholics!
Above all, if I do not make a religion out of anything, even AA,
then I can be an open channel for my Higher Power's expression.
- Daily Reflections, p. 92
Thought to Ponder . . .
True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we profess.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
H O P E = Heart Open, Please Enter.
Easy is overrated. Though easy is nice and convenient, it is not essential.
Many good, valuable and worthwhile things are not easy. Unfortunately, perfectly acceptable options are too often overlooked simply because they are not easy.
Life is not always easy. And yet life is very much worth living, and very much worth the trouble and effort it often requires.
If you only seek the easiest way, you’ll miss out on the best way. If you avoid what is not easy, you’ll deny yourself great richness.
When you expect everything to be easy, you’ll have to lower your other expectations. Many of life’s greatest treasures are so valuable precisely because they are so difficult to attain.
Go to the trouble, make the effort, and take on the difficult challenges. For out there beyond the comfort of what is easy, you can create and experience the magnificence of what is great.
— Ralph Marston