Service ends one of his verses in this fashion: “It’s the keeping on living that’s hard.” Living has always been hard, not only for the alcoholic but for humanity in general since the beginning of recorded history – and was probably even worse before that.
We are surrounded on all sides by people who find living all too rugged for their puny strength. This is our opportunity. We find we can lighten their load of living and, curiously enough, we find that we lighten our own loads in so doing. Living then becomes less hard for us and assumes a sweetness that appears divine in its richness.