By now, he has become convinced that he has more problems than alcohol, and that some of these problems refuse to be solved by all the sheer personal determination and courage he can muster. His lone courage and unaided will cannot do it. The courage to do battle was not there. In recovery, the promise of hope and enduring recovery brought luster to tired eyes and fresh courage to flagging spirits. The verdict of the ages is that faith means courage. Good judgment, a careful sense of timing, courage, and prudence -- these are the qualities we shall acquire when we recover. Finally, we are given the gift of serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference.