Monday, April 6, 2009


(My road leads into the light!)


A few days I am focused on the 'trudging' part of this phrase, but, more often than not, I am magnifying the "happy destiny" portion.

Trudging can get the upper hand if I am worrying about an outcome - projecting - not living in the NOW. At those times things seem difficult, complicated, overwhelming, and solutions appear out-of-my-grasp.

I have learned how to turn this around by shifting my perspective to a positive attitude - an attitude of gratitude. I do this by using the tools I have learned first in Alcoholics Anonymous and later in Al-Anon. Some of the tools I use are prayer, acceptance, trust, faith, belief, the 12 steps, the 12 traditions, the slogans, the telephone, my sponsor, and meetings.

Today I am living my "happy destiny". I know that as long as I continue to live my AA and Al-Anon programs and freely give away what I have been so freely given, this "road of happy destiny" will take me into forever.

As I have moved down this joyful road, these are just some of the things I have found:
  • Freedom from the bondage to alcohol
  • Freedom from slavery to people, places, or things
  • Freedom from constant fear, worry, and anxiety
  • Acceptance in general, acceptance of myself
  • Serenity, peace of mind, emotional balance
  • An intuitive sense of how to deal with people, places, and things that used to terrify me, leaving me feeling powerless, alone, less than, and totally inadequate and filled with fear
  • Belief in the power of prayer to actually change my insides and my outer conditions
  • Self-love and true love for others
  • Hope has replaced that hopeless state of mind where despair and dread dwelt always....light has dispelled that darkness
  • I am free to be me..........
Prayer Girl!

(Photo credit: Dirt Road by DancinPants)


Steve E. said...

I guess "Trudging the Freedom, equals a place of happinness
and that is my destiny?"

OK, what did I do? Complicate it? (That's not like me at allllll!)

Shadow said...

what a blessing, being you (me) (ourselves) ...

Just Be Real said...

I like what Stevie wrote. That is what I kind of got out of it also. Freedom does equal happiness, my ultimate goal also. Thanks so much for sharing this timely poem!! Blessings Prayer Girl!

Syd said...

Great stuff here. I like your list of the things that you have found on the road, especially freedom from fear.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

I love that part of page 164...adn it's so true, this post is exactly what I needed to read today!