Good Things Coming
Do not worry about how the good that has been planned for you will come.
It will come.
Do not worry, obsess, and think you have to control it, go out hunting for it, or tangle your mind trying to figure out how and when it will find you.
It will find you.
Surrender to your Higher Power each day. Trust your Higher Power. Then, stay peaceful. Trust and listen to yourself. That is how the good you want will come to you.
Your healing. Your joy. Your relationships. Your solutions. That job. That desired change. That opportunity. It will come to you - naturally, with ease, and in a host of ways.
That answer will come. The direction will come. The money. The idea. The energy. The creativity. The path will open itself to you. Trust that, for it has already been planned.
It is futile, a waste and drain of energy, to worry about how it will come. It is already there. You have it already. It is in place. You just cannot see it!
You will be brought to it, or it will be brought to you.
Today, I will relax and trust that the good I need, will find me. Either through my leadings, or the leadings of others, all I want and need will come to me when the time is right.
My Boss Knew I Needed Al-Anon-
Before I Did
My boss told me that I needed to go to Al‑Anon. He said I wasn’t handling customers who had been drinking in a proper way. I admit that I was mad at them when they walked in the door and saw that they weren’t exactly sober. I was dealing with my own drunken husband all the time, but couldn’t yell at him. It would just have made matters worse.
I wasn’t having any problems, however, in saying what I thought to a drunken customer. Things like, “Are you sure you have enough money for this purchase or did you spend it all at the bar?” “Maybe you should come back sometime when you are sober and can think clearly!” Apparently, I wasn’t practicing “good customer relations.”
I had to admit that it wasn’t the first time I had heard about Al‑Anon. One of my co-workers said that she had gone once, but she didn’t go back. Our pastor had referred me to Al‑Anon after I took my husband to see him, so that he could tell my husband it wasn’t right to drink so much. Instead, he looked at me and suggested that I go to Al‑Anon! I was flabbergasted. Clearly, my husband was the problem. Why should I go anywhere?
Now, my boss was telling me I should go or he might not be able to keep me as an employee. This job was all I had. It was paying the rent and keeping food on the table and I couldn’t lose it, so I asked when and where to go.
I got to the meeting at exactly eight o’clock, went in, and sat in the back. The meeting had already started. People took turns saying their name and the reason they were there. Some just said their name; others said their name and added that they were alcoholics. I just said my name. The guy sitting next to me just said his name. I asked him if this was Al‑Anon. He replied, “I don’t know, the judge sent me.” I said, “My boss sent me,” and there we sat.
I started thinking that it was unusual for so many alcoholics to be in an Al‑Anon meeting. Then I heard some laughter coming from behind a door across the room. The laughter bothered me at first, but the more I thought about it, the more I wondered if that was where the Al‑Anon meeting was. I got up, took the longest walk of my life over to that door, and knocked on it. A woman opened the door and smiled. I asked if this was Al‑Anon; she said it sure was and to come on in!
So, I found Al‑Anon behind the door with the laughter! This program has changed my life. I can’t imagine where I would have been without the help, compassion, education, and laughter that I have found in Al‑Anon. I have been able to lead a rich and full life without all the anger and resentment that I was bearing.
By JoAnne H., Minnesota, January 2015
Reprinted with permission of The Forum
Al-Anon Family Groups Incorporated, Virginia Beach, VA