Sometimes, life can be a challenge for even a spiritual giant like me.
I thought I'd through that it there just to see if I could get a reaction! Me no spiritual giant... just a little worker bee!
Once in a while I'll discover that I've been doing something that is non productive... not a good investment with my time and money... maybe, borderline insane activity... maybe over the border insane activity!
One of the things that I am most grateful for: I don't have to beat myself up over it -- and I don't have to keep doing what I'm doing -- that isn't producing positive results in my life.
With the tools that AA has provided to me (the 12 Steps, the Fellowship of friends) and the practice of those tools (learning to reach out, admit, acknowledge, acceptance, ask for help, just change...) I can change what's going on in my life.
I'm not stuck with just one simple solution of "well... I better swallow this bitter-sweet pill... and accept it"... I have been given the power and the tools to change it.
That's the neat part for me. If I don't like it -- I CAN change it. I'm not restricted to a no salt diet -- I've got pepper, chili, garlic, sage, and a bunch of other spices in my spice rack... I can add some flavor to my life and to my living... rather than sucking down some bland diet of living life with "oh... whatever comes down the buffet line!" I can change the restaurant! I can get out of line. I can opt for just a salad. I can order breakfast in bed.
AA, and staying sober -- has taught me that I do have options in my life. I can change. And, for this -- I will be eternally grateful!