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Courage to Change:

There are many times when I doubt the existence of anything that cares about what goes on in this world, let alone in my life. Being agnostic, doubt comes easily to me; belief is difficult.

But then I think of how someone guided me to Al-Anon when my life was at its darkest. I reflect on times when the words and music of certain songs have given me courage to go on with life when it might have been easier to give up. I remember that I am encouraged by the honesty of people who share their innermost thoughts in Al-Anon meetings week after week, year after year. I am aware that, deep down, there is a part of me that wants what is good for me, that pushes me to seek peace, happiness, direction, and wholeness in my life. And I doubt my doubts.

Today’s Reminder:

When I feel far away from a Higher Power, I have to listen very carefully. I listen at meetings, I listen to music, I listen to the wisdom that comes through our literature, and I try to be open to what I hear. I never know from where a message will come.

“Every now and again take a good look at something not made with hands — a mountain, a star, the turn of a stream. There will come to you wisdom and patience and solace and, above all, the assurance that you are not alone in the world.” – Sidney Lovett

From the book “Courage to Change”. Copyright Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. 1992