Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity.
— Joseph Addison
Our Program allows us to stand back from day-to-day confusion and let serenity come into our lives. Our program doesn’t take away all the struggles and problems from life, but it does let us learn a different outlook and attitude.
We don’t have to get caught up in every storm that blows our way. We don’t have to live the pain of every person who crosses our path. We don’t have to right every wrong.
Our recovery is a gift to us from a power greater than we are. We become more and more aware of the meaning of the words in the Serenity Prayer: “God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference.”
Let me learn to see the world as it actually is, not as I want it to be. I trust that my Higher Power didn’t make a mistake in designing this world or the plans for my life.
You are reading from the book:
Easy Does It © 1999 by Hazelden Foundation