Problems will always occur. That is life. That doesn't change. One one problem dissipates, another replaces it. However, we can change how we respond to challenges. A recovery program helps us change so we can positively respond so we don't turn problems into trouble. Problems: my neighbor disagrees with us. Our eyesight weakens. The internet connection fails. Trouble: I let my anger cause me to yell at my neighbor. I let my stubborness keep me from getting glasses. I let my resentment at the internet provider cause me to throw a chair at the router and go get drunk. Changing my responses from anger, stubborness, and resentment help me solve problems, not create trouble.
Today I will focus on changing myself, not changing people, places and things.