Changes are gifts, really. They come as hallmarks to our present attainments. They signify successful growth. How we struggle to understand this, and how quickly we forget it once we have adapted to the change. The struggle is then repeated the next time change visits us.
We long for permanence, believing it guarantees security, not realizing the only real security available to us comes with our trust in our selves and our Higher Power, from whom all change comes as a blessing on the growth we've attained. If we were to experience total lack of change, we'd find death. Life is challenge, continued change, always endurable and growth-enhancing. We can reflect on what's gone before, and trust that which faces us now.
Action for the Day: Change means I am progressing, on course. Today I will allow change to happen in my life.
I'm thrilled that at any hour I can find someone to talk to.
Twice this week, I've had tormented thoughts at three A.M.
Do I have to phone and wake someone for support?
No, because other sober insomniacs are online,
ready to help me make it through the night.
I didn't want a drink, I just needed the loving support of the Fellowship.
Knowing I can talk and apply the Steps to my chaotic thoughts and feelings
at three A.M. makes a wonderful world of difference to me.
- Thank You for Sharing, p. 71
Thought to Ponder . . .
Modem-to-modem or face-to-face,
AA's speak the language of the heart.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A A = Always Awesome.
By enjoying who you are, you bring out the best you can be. When you enjoy what you’re doing, what you’re doing will create great value.
When you find something to truly enjoy about where you are, you also find new and rewarding possibilities. By enjoying the moment you’re in, you bring unique richness to your life.
It’s not the situation itself that determines whether or not life is enjoyable. It’s the way you choose to respond to the situation.
Enjoyment is not a certain, pre-defined set of circumstances. Enjoyment is a choice.
The more conditions you put on your enjoyment of life, the less time you’ll spend experiencing enjoyment. Instead of weighing down your enjoyment with arbitrary conditions, set it free by making it unconditional.
Enjoy life, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, just because you can. Enjoy life as it is, and your enjoyment makes it better and better.
— Ralph Marston