Topic for the week:
Courage and Prudence. When fear persisted, we knew it for what it was, and we became able to handle it. We began to see each adversity as a God-given opportunity to develop the kind of courage, which is born of humility, rather than of bravado.
Prudence is a workable middle ground, a channel of clear sailing between the obstacles of fear on the one side and of recklessness on the other. Prudence in practice creates a definite climate, the only climate in which harmony, effectiveness, and consistent spiritual progress can be achieved. “Prudence is rational concern without worry.”
AA World Services Inc. As Bill Sees It .
I love finding readings in As Bill Sees. I always seem to find readings that need to talk to me. This reading jumped out to me as I found out my mom has cancer and it’s not good news. It was hard hearing the news from my sister last Monday and I know this year is not going to be easy. I live in London and my family are in So Cal. I used to always say that having 6000 miles between me and my crazy family was a good thing. It doesn’t feel like that today. I have been through a lot of things in my sobriety. Life is life and it’s on life’s terms, not mine. I have learned to accept and ask for help and prayers when needed. I am so grateful that there are sober ladies available to offer me support by email, message or phone call – some of who have already been through what I’m going through. Prudence is rational concern without worry – I so need to hear that today. I can’t worry myself sick (which I can so easily do) but it’s okay for me to have rational concerns and acknowledge my fears. I am going back to California 8th May for about 2 ½ weeks. I’ll be there for Mother’s Day and then for my mom’s birthday. Grateful that my sister was able to help me with my plane ticket. It’s one day at a time. Please share your experience of courage and prudence.