Friday, July 29, 2011

No Problem Lasts Forever... strength for Saffers and Expats

No Problem Lasts Forever

No problem lasts forever.
 No matter how permanently fixed in the center of our lives it may seem, whatever we experience in this ever-changing life is sure to pass.       Even                                                                    pain.

Difficult situations often bring out qualities in us that otherwise might not have risen to the surface, 
such as courage, faith, and our need for one another. All of our experiences can help us to grow.
omar faruk tekbilek - Tree of PatienceBut we may need patience.                    Some wounds cannot be healed quickly. They must be given time. In the meantime, we can appreciate the new capabilities we are developing,  such as the capacity to mourn and the willingness to accept.      Let us share our losses and triumphs with each other, for that is how we gather courage.

(From Courage to Change: 
One Day at A Time in Al-Anon II
page 77). Reprinted 
on Quotable Quotes 
permitted by Al-Anon 
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