The power of this prayer is overwhelming in that its simple
beauty parallels the A.A. Fellowship. There are times when
I get stuck while reciting it but if I examine the section
which is troubling me, I find the answer to my problem. The
first time this happened I was scared, but now I use it as
a valuable tool. By accepting life as it is, I gain serenity.
By taking action, I gain courage and I thank God for the ability
to distinguish between those situations I can work on, and
those I must turn over. All that I have now is a gift from
God: my life, my usefulness, my contentment, and this program.
The serenity enables me to continue walking forward.
Alcoholics Anonymous is the easier, softer way.