Today’s Reminder: Prioritize Important Things
“Action expresses priorities.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi
Courage to Change Series: What’s Important?
I read somewhere that things that are urgent are rarely important, and that things that are important are rarely urgent. I can get so caught up in the nagging, trivial matters of day-to-day life that I forget to make time for more important pursuits. The Al-Anon slogan I find most helpful in getting my priorities in order is “First Things First.” Today, maintaining my serenity is my first priority. My connection with my Higher Power is the source of serenity, so maintaining that connection is my “first thing.” If I imagine that I am in a dark room and that my Higher Power is my only source of light, then my best hope for navigating around the furniture will be to bring that source of light with me as I move through the room. Otherwise, I may get through the room, but my passage is sure to be slow, confusing, and possibly painful.
3 C’s of Al-Anon
- We didn’t CAUSE it
- We can’t CONTROL it
- We can’t CURE it
AND WE WON’T CONTRIBUTE TO IT TODAY
Questions to Consider This Week
- Have I identified my priorities for my journey to recovery today? If not, get a list going!
- Am I utilizing prayer and meditation in an effort to keep my connection with God a priority?
- Do I fully know that I am worthy of experiencing serenity each day and that I have access to that and more through a recovery process?
- Will I pray to become willing to share my experience, strength and hope with another family that I can encourage? The spirit of service is what binds us all together!