"we are called to serve not to succeed" mother teresa
Progress goes hand in hand with patience. One cannot simply make progress without being patient and taking things day by day.
"the significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them" Einstein
Humiliation leads to humility.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_En2FVuIzhM . . Video is by the Canadian Tenors "Lead with your Heart", absolutely uplifting.
"The proper function of man is to live - not to exist." -- Jack London
Believe in good. Believe in hope. Believe in things bigger than yourself. Believe in God or your higher power. You are not alone.
In recovery I have learned that pain is often necessary to bring us to recovery, However the misery that sometimes accompanies the pain is optional!