Posted by: HAT | January 1, 2015

Promises for a New Year

image of mosaic A Glimpse of Paradise

A Glimpse of Paradise

Hi, Gang!

From time to time, we human beings get glimpses of how a better world could really be, glimpses that ring true.

Here is one such glimpse, that I was reminded of yesterday in a remarkable conversation with some friends of mine:

If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are halfway through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others. That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Self-seeking will slip away. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change. Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us. We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.[1]

In this new year of 2015, may we have many glimpses of the better worlds. Happy New Year!

[1] Alcoholics Anonymous, 3d ed. (New York: AA World Services, Inc., 1976), 83-84.

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