"There is no education like adversity". (Benjamin Disraeli)
To paraphrase a few lines of the AA 12 & 12, Step Ten talks about how we must feel pain before we can find serenity. This quote reminded me of that. We may not have liked all the things we had done but if we are in recovery and are honestly working the steps, we know that it was the adversity, the struggles and the pain that brought us to our knees. When that happened, we could begin to find peace. Today I am going to remember that the struggles I have today just might be a precursor to peace and so I am grateful. Do you have any struggles today that make you feel that serenity will never come?