When I prayed, I used to omit a lot of things for which I
needed to be forgiven. I thought that if I didn't mention
these things to God, He would never know about them. I did
not know that if I had just forgiven myself for some of my
past deeds, God would forgive me also. I was always taught
to prepare for the journey through life, never realizing until
I came to A.A.--when I honestly became willing to be taught
forgiveness and forgiving--that life itself is the journey.
The journey of life is a very happy one, as long as I am willing
to accept change and responsibility.