is life a giant 12-step program?

As we reach a certain age, we can’t help but know (or have known) a few people in recovery, better know as AA.  That being said, I have wondered for some time if life is not just a giant 12-step program after all?

Does one stage in life prepare us for our next?  If we approach life as a giant 12-step program, is it easier to take it as it comes?  I am not in recovery, I am not in any 12-step program, except now I am wondering if in approaching life’s challenges, we all should consider it?

Call it food for thought, but I think the serenity prayer is multi-purpose.   I am not going super religious here, just thinking about stuff.  I looked it up and here it is:

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next.


About carla

Writer, blogger, photographer, breast cancer survivor. I write about whatever strikes my fancy as I meander through life.
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