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“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,  the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.  Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time, accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it, trusting that You will make all things right IF I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life, and supremely happy with You forever in the next.”

Reinhold Niebuhr


In this prayer, we are asking god that we BE REASONABLY HAPPY IN THIS LIFE.  That’s what we have been really striving for as we work through the Eight Principles — a reasonably, healthy way to live life in the reality of today.

We are no longer expecting perfection in ourselves or others.  As you work through Celebrate Recovery, it is my prayer that your definition of happiness will change.  I hope you will find that true happiness is in having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  Happiness is having honest and open relationships with others.

Just reading the book isn’t enough for your recovery.  It’s only the beginning.  It takes commitment, and it takes relationships.  That begins when you attend Celebrate Recovery for the first time and find people there to love and support you.


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