What Courage Looks Like in Sobriety

God, grand me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the COURAGE to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.

The COURAGE to change the things I can.

I’m here because, one day, thirteen months ago, I mustered that courage.

Today, as I record this, I’m working to remember that this is all I need, the courage to change what I can change, today (and the wisdom to know what I can’t do).   I don’t need to reach perfection, I don’t have to have the best performing fantasy football squad, I don’t have to work out every day, or eat healthy every single meal, or feed Ben.  Okay, I guess I do need to feed Ben.

I’ve been thinking a lot about courage lately because it’s the other side of the serenity coin. Its such a relief to know what you can’t change!  Talk about freedom!

But man, when you do see what you can and should change… it can suck!  It takes courage to face!