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Complete Serenity

Today's thought from Hazelden is:

Growth is the only evidence of life.
--John, Cardinal Newman

We should be thankful we can never reach complete serenity. If we could, we would never have the need to improve ourselves. We would stop growing, because there would be no reason to learn any more than we already know, and we would become bored. Even the things which seem so serene in nature usually contain a struggle within. A lake, with a swan gliding slowly across it, seems a perfect picture of serenity. But, unseen below the surface, fish, turtles, and frogs struggle each day for survival.

The important thing is to accept the struggles as a part of the beauty of life, not as blemishes on it.

You are reading from the book:

Today's Gift by Anonymous

Today's Gift. Copyright 1985, 1991 by Hazelden Foundation. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in any manner without the written permission of Hazelden.
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This was a wonderful reading for me today - I have been struggling over the past few weeks with serenity and have been filled with doubt, pain and fear.

Like the fish, turtles and frogs, I have felt like it has been a daily, maybe even hourly struggle to survive lately.

Not because I'm new to this program, as of September 3, I actually have 5 yrs in recovery.

Struggling, growing and maturing is just part of me becoming the woman my HP wants me to be - It is what it is.

Some days I'll be a frog struggling & some days I'll be a swan gliding & resting - either way I know I'm in the care of a power greater than me.

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