So nice to know, I don't run the show.

What a relief to know that I'm not responsible for everybody and everything! If you are feeling impatient, stressed or frustrated, you are likely trying to control people, places, and things you can't control or direct. You may be slipping back into that old behavior of wanting situations to turn out according to your plans now. In recovery, we continually learn to let go of running the show. We realize that there is some other force in charge of everything. It is a wonderful feeling to realize that you don't have to have things go your way. If one door closes, another good door will open if you are faithfully practicing what you learn at meetings, therapy, the Big Book, the SoberTool Forum, whatever keeps you sober.


Repeat three times, "So nice to know, I don't run the show." Say this phrase throughout this day. Feel the freedom. Stop yourself today if you are trying to control others and outcomes. Make a decision to be a player, not a director. Play according to a sober lifestyle.