our “Serenity Prayer”
because it brings
a new light to us
that can dissipate
our oldtime fatal habit
of fooling ourselves.”
Grapevine March, 1962
As Bill Sees It, p. 20
The disease is cunning, baffling and powerful,
it makes the affected lie, cheat and steal,
to live a life that is far from reality.
The Serenity Prayer tells us
that we cannot change other people
or that we cannot change God’s world.
What the prayer tells us is
that the only thing we may change
is ourselves and our attitudes.
We must pray that a Higher Power
gives us the strength and courage,
the wisdom, to change what we can.
Today, make sure that you are not fooling yourself,
talk with another recovering alcoholic and be honest
when they ask you how you are doing.
Recovery is one day at a time.
Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.
ME and the Boss
And, if no one has told you yet today,
God loves you and so do we.