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Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr
God, grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change
Courage to change the things I can
And the wisdom to know the difference
After attending a few meetings of Al-Anon, I realized that my recovery and the program centered upon working the twelve steps. Yet, there was no one I was drawn to ask to be my sponsor in my small local group. After several months and a few attempts with a temporary sponsor, I began to work the steps on my own. This wasn’t my first rodeo.
Conventional wisdom will encourage you to work the twelve steps with a sponsor. A newcomer to the program will find many potential pitfalls when there is not a sponsor to provide insights and guidance. In fact, I later re-worked those steps with a veteran sponsor who brought a deeper level of understanding and a transformation of my being. Yet, everyone must begin somewhere. Every journey begins with a single step.