Poem: This, Or Something Better

2013-06-10 Gaksan (25)

Home is wherever I am

The return address

On this letter

Here is where I’m supposed to be now

And tomorrow

I’ll be doing

This, or something better

About the poem:

“This, or something better” is a phrase I picked up from my 12-step community. (I went through the Al-Anon program for families of alcoholics, but learned this from my AA friends.)

I don’t agonize about decisions anymore. I find that if I take my time, I always find something awesome. Maybe I don’t know the purpose immediately, but in reflecting, I can see the growth I’ve experienced in each situation in the past. And I trust that that pattern is our basic path. I don’t believe in bad luck, so what the heck. Who knows exactly what’s next? We are kidding ourselves when we pretend that we do. It’s just roughly, this or something better!

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