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Post Info TOPIC: Courage to Change April 12


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Courage to Change April 12


Hello MIP! 

In today's reading, the author shares that it only natural to want an immediate solution to a difficult problem. Often, when we are facing especially challenging problems or long-lasting situations, we might think that something is wrong with us if we cannot easily and quickly solve the problem. Instead of launching into self-criticism, the author suggests that we might surrender, accept our own discomfort, and pray for guidance. 

Today's Reminder: Willpower cannot eliminate in a day the troubles that have taken root and flourished for decades. Things take time. 

Today's Quote: "You cannot create a statue by smashing the marble with a hammer, and you cannot by force of arms release the spirit of man." Confucius 

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I remember my mom saying often when I was a child "God, grant me patience, and grant it right now!" 

I can get very impatient, especially with myself. When I am facing a challenging problem, I often focus on myself and what I am doing, and after a while ask myself why it isn't working yet. Some things need more time, and sticking with my approach without impatience is important. Being patient as well and waiting for solutions can also be very challenging. I do believe that when the time is right, a solution will present itself. Waiting until the time is right is often the hard part! 



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If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. - Lao Tzu



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Thank you Skorpi for your service, today's reading reminder and ESH.

I agree that Al-Anon has given me so many tools to fall back on to help with those

times when I am so impatient and anxious. Patience is definitely a virtue!!  smile

My HP sends me so many signs when there is a long duration issue and I just have

to have faith that the right answers will come at the right time.

 

 



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Good Morning. Thank you Skorpi for your service/ESH and Debbie for your share. I am in that terrible place when you are seeing all the signs and waiting in anxious anticipation for what's to come. I reached out to my mother for comfort. Truth is I secretly hoped for a "come home darling " but she suggested of all things the Serenity Prayer. Not satisfied, I thought of calling a close uncle-in-law and begging him to take my spouse on a trip and would gladly drain my savings to pay for it! Needless to say, I took my mother's response as a sign to get back to basics- Al-Anon style. Grateful to have members who teach me how to wait patiently and a program that provides tools to function in my dysfunction. We have another gorgeous day here...birds are chirping away...beautiful music. Enjoy:)

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Good morning

I don't have much to say today besides it's odd how I always seem to come here and find what I need. Thank you for your helpful shares

Have a good day everyone!

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Thank you Skorpi for your service and for all above ESH. Alanon has taught me many things. Always helpful to me is to remember to: pause, think, and pray. Also, time takes time. Breathe. :)

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