Today’s “Pay Forward” gift is - Increasingly Easy To Accept My Defects. What about my expressions of love, service, and the good I do, say, think and feel? Some A.A. friends I had seen in a good while asked me, “How are you?” I replied “A little above excellence.” It must have meant to them that I was taking credit of our Father’s grace, because they replied, “You better get to a meeting.” Maybe I should say, “A little above excellence by our Father’s grace.” Like most of us in and out of the program we are used to get a negative response, to the question, “How are you.” I am learning when I receive bad news, I can feel out mentally for the Presence of our Father, and surrender what-ever to Him, trusting His choice of what good will comes to me. “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good” Romans 12:21. “The experience of God’s love and the experience of our weaknesses are correlative…The deeper the experience of God’s mercy, the more compassion we will have for others” Thomas Keating. I am learning not to ask our Father to change my circumstances, but to change who I am within them. I increasingly want to do and to be our Father’s Divine design for me and It is best for me that everyone else realizes and except His special design for each of one. I pray this day that each of us remember our purpose and live it. Thy Love, Thy Will be done.