An idealist is one who, on noticing a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes it will also make better soup.
~ L. Mencken
My spiritual program teaches me to be an Idealist with my feet on the ground. People will continue to hurt, get angry, and tell lies; wrestling with imperfections is not just my problem. I accept that I live in an imperfect world and recovery involves reality, not illusion.
My responsibility in recovery is for my life. I cannot change other people, events, or relationships; I can only change me. I am not God. Each time I forget this fact, I risk another hurt.
Help me aspire to ideals within my grasp.
© 2008 Leo Booth
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