If you ever have a chance to go to an 11th Step Meeting, give it a shot. I've only been to one which I adore and has the unfortunate time slot of 4-5pm on Saturdays. It's awfully easy to miss, especially since I'm given to Saturday afternoon naps that go on a little too long.
For the last few months I've been starting my days with some purposely quiet time. I face out the window and let my eyes rest on the green of trees and warm my hands on my coffee cup. Sometimes I read a prayer from Saint Frances, other times I write an account of something that's tweaking me and end up owning my part in it, aware of my humanity and grateful for life's abundance.
The experience is serenity building and I'm experimenting on repeating it when I get home from work. A day at a time I move along.