Thursday, January 10, 2013
Just for today, I will appreciate myself. I will not look to others for approval; I will provide it for myself. I’ll allow myself to recognize that I am doing the best I can. Today my best is good enough.
“Courage to Change: One Day at a Time in Alanon II”
If you have been reading this blog since the beginning, you have followed most of my life story. There’s a big piece which I left out and that was intentional. In true-life movies, they say that certain facts have been changed to protect the innocent, but I really do want to protect the guilty too.
Back in 1988, when my first husband totaled the truck, I finally convinced him that our lives were out of control and said that we needed help. He agreed to AODA counseling and I started going to Al-anon. Whether you live with someone who abuses drugs or alcohol or not, a lot of the concepts of Al-anon (and AA as well) apply to numerous aspects of our lives.
Keep It Simple ~ One Day At A Time ~ Let Go And Let God ~ Easy Does It
~ But For The Grace Of God, there go I ~ Let It Begin With Me
Though I haven’t been to a meeting in many, many years, my “Courage to Change” book is still on my nightstand. Last night, God pointed me to it and I opened it to the verse above.
I’ve been kind of hard on myself lately – ok, basically when have I not been hard on myself? I think that I have to be perfect all the time and that everything I touch must also end up perfect. Guess what? Life ain’t like that. And imperfection is totally acceptable. Our best may not be THE best, but it is still our best.