The Bad Ended Up Good

“… we sometimes don’t understand what’s going on in our life… we are right where we need to be, even though that place may feel awkward and uncomfortable… The answer will come….” – The Language of Letting Go

I’ve told this story many times, but I’ll tell it again. At an AlAnon meeting a very old woman spoke of some very hard difficulties in her life. She then said “But those terrible things turned out to be the best things that every happened to me – I just didn’t know it at the time.” She went on to tell how those difficult times signaled a life transition that paved the way for some amazing things to happen in her life. Now that I’m 55, and deeply committed to recovery, I can testify to the same thing. It’s darkest before the light. Though sometimes it may seem tough, bad and painful, have hope. This too shall pass, really it will. When I stay the course and have faith that everything (eventually) will turn out great, even if I can’t possibly see how, I’m able to step away from fear and reconnect with faith, and once again, ILML! 

– JamieQ

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