This angel is on Prayer Girl's desk. Name is Flex (Flexible) PG pictured it recently
and I thought you'd like to know--it isn't just a --you know--Internet pic.
THE EASIER SOFTER WAY
The daily, hourly and minute-by minute action of turning my will and my life over to the CARE of God as I understand Him (MY Higher Power) is a piece of our program, that if I skip it, is like going to a play, walking out before Act III, and returning at the beginning of Act IV. I just might miss something.
Why did I not let go, and let God? I'll tell you why, it was because I did not want to give up my power--as if I HAD any power! I pretended that I was 'in charge'. I had pretended all my life. I believe, looking back, that was/is the most difficult shortcoming of mine. That, and denial that I had any problem, whatsoever.
I became willing to give it up, that I had to finally ('humbly') say to God, "I'm ready! Take it away, please. I cannot do this alone". And He DID remove it. But, even yet, this grave emotional problem returned, now and again. What did I miss? Aha! In Step six is an unobtrusive little word, "ENTIRELY"! How important are those little every-day words in our steps? Bill W. was ever so careful with words. He communicated to us through our Big Book, utilizing great consideration and thoughtfulness.
I sometimes say to my Higher Power, "Please God, You choose for me today, what to do and say. I will go about my necessary daily chores, try to be where I'm expected, but You will decide WHO to put in front of me, and when. Further, I HUMBLY ask You to give me words to say, Your words of support and comfort, Your message of Peace and Love." Wish I could remember to say this every wakeful hour.
NOW! When I DO say--and mean--words like that to my Higher Power, it makes life oh! so much easier to live. (The easier, softer way?) Taken from me--and automatically, it seems--made for me are numerous decisions through a given day. Mostly small decisions, which lead, sometimes rapidly, to more important ones. And, if I am maintaining my spiritual life, my day likely will end with a good measure of serenity, and an even larger portion of happiness.