in recovery I learned to forgive myself (and consequently others), love my dad in gratitude, appreciate people and things, make myself useful, expect change, don’t expect things from people, (especially when I have been helping them out), be grateful for everyone and everything, smile when people do weird things (they often do). On the days I can remember (these re-adjustments to my perception…) i can have a good day. i take it. P.S. God is the wind (aka energy). Life, places, and beings are manifestations of Divine energy. Most Germans and Arabs love their children and don’t want to kill anyone.