“We turn, not older with years,
but newer every day.”
Until I found Program, I used to think that being young was good and that being old was undignified. But working the 12 Steps helped me find the natural wisdom that comes from living over time without practicing addiction.
Now that I’m middle-aged, I feel a power, wisdom and dignity I've never felt before. Youth was good. This is good, too. For me, in fact, it’s better. I know myself at last. I have so many more resources inside me. I am grateful to be in my middle years.
As I get older, I seem to be getting more innocent. I no longer need to fit in, please others, or do things just because everyone else is doing them.
Somehow this has cleared my vision and it is easier for me to see and appreciate things the way they really are.
In the end, it is easier every day to see myself for who I really am and to accept and love myself.
One day at a time...
I am willing to be innocent and new; to go wherever my Higher Power leads me next.
~ Juno V.
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