Sunday, 10 December 2017

WALK IN DRY PLACES #essentialsoferecovery


Good Judgment

All of our lives, many of us had to deal with “tempests in a teapot.” These were minor problems that we somehow magnified until they became disasters.

Some of us also took refuge in the bottle when faced with problems. Remembering this with some guilt, we may feel a responsibility today to deal with every problem efficiently and promptly. This feeling might also create unnecessary anxiety. We can easily get to the heart of such matters by asking ourselves, “How important is it?” We might be making something far more important than it really is.

The importance of problems is revealed by our inability to remember what was upsetting us a week ago. Asking “How important is it?” can be a useful test to avoid excessive worrying about any problem.

I’ll take a responsible attitude today, but I’ll watch myself for a tendency to go to pieces over things that really aren’t important in the long run.

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