Addiction counselling – Tears On Your Pillow At Night.
Consider the sun. It rises in the East, goes up, and up into the sky until it reaches its place at Noon Time. It then continues its way to its place in the West. There, in the West, it will go down at night. It will go down, to go around to the other side of the Earth – so to bring light to those people on the other side of the Earth.
Once it does go down in the West, darkness falls upon you. While your side of the Earth is covered in darkness, the sun continues on its course while you sleep. It continues moving, on the other side of the Earth, during your nighttime; it continues so to again rise brilliantly in the East. And there is just nothing you can do about that.
No matter how many tears flow down your cheeks, you will not be able to stop the sun from rising again in the morning. No matter how many tears you cry, your tears will not stop the sun from rising in the East.
Even if you want to stop the sun from rising, you cannot stop it from going around the world. It has gone around the world each and every day now – for millions of years. No tears have ever been able to stop the sun from rising in the morning.
If you are like me, there are times when you wish that tomorrow would never come. You suffer your heartache, and it may feel like the world has come to an end. But the dang sun keeps rising in the morning, anyways… And tomorrow, and the next day, and the day after that, and for what seems like forever…
There comes a time in everyone’s life when we get a sense of having no control over anything that is happening to us in our lives. The world is often a place that brings tears to swell-up in our eyes, and flow down our cheeks. During those sorrow-filled days, we do not have any another choice but to go through them in tears…
You may not have control over what the sun does, but you can have control over your tears. You can choose not to cry! You can choose to accept that you cannot control the sun from rising each morning…
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.