Be like the willow tree not the oak tree. The willow tree adapts to life and bounces back to stand tall when the winds stop blowing. The oak tree snaps when the winds of life get strong. In recovery, we do what we can to change ourselves to adapt to life rather than always trying to change life which can sometimes be an impossible task. This is especially helpful if I become shocked, overwhelmed, anxious, angry, or if I need to compromise when making a decision.
Today I will think and act like the willow tree because I know to stay sober and sane I need to adapt to life rather than expect life to adapt to me.