Everybody wants to be somebody, nobody wants to grow, wrote Goethe. I ask myself sometimes, as we all do: Who am I? Where am I? Where am I going? What’s it all about? The learning and growing process is usually slow. But eventually our seeking always brings a finding. What seem like great mysteries often turn out to be enshrined in complete simplicity.

Have I accepted the fact that my willingness to grow is the essence of my spiritual development?

Today I Pray

God give me patience and the perseverance to keep on hoeing the long row, even when the end of it is out of sight. The principles of the Gamblers Anonymous Program are my almanac for growing, even more than harvesting. The harvest will come, abundant enough to share, if I can just stick to my garden-tending.

Today I Will Remember

Getting there, not being there.