One Day At A Time
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
The Serenity Prayer
My life before abstinence was a fight in the dark to stabilize my world and protect myself from more pain. Too much suffering was endured by this child. She never understood that she could ever come back into the Light. But, the fog is lifting now … there are days of clarity and joy. How could she have known? She was too little.
Circumstances change … memories fade away … I can be safe again … I can allow myself to be me. I will work my program to secure the Light again in my world.
One day at a time . . .
I pray to understand that the stream of life keeps moving … I will live in darkness no longer.
“God, grant me the Serenity. I’ll handle the rest. Shiny.”
If you get that quote, then cool, if not then well, we can work on it.
But truthfully, the serenity prayer is the foundation and for many, the introduction to the deeper mindset of the Al-Anon journey. As such it’s well covered, and I’m not sure I can add more insight to it, it’s a good prayer, and appropriate almost all the time. But it’s late, I’m a day behind and I’ve a crazy amount of work to get done before the sun comes up.
Cheers and DFTBA.
Duke of Chaos