Wednesday, 27 March 2019

A DAY AT A TIME #essentialsofrecovery


Reflection for the Day

Storing up grievances is not only a waste of time, but a waste of life that could be lived to greater satisfaction. If I keep a ledger of “oppressions and indignities,” I’m only restoring them to painful reality.

“‘The horror of that moment,’ the King said, ‘I shall never, never forget.’

“‘You will though, if you don’t make a memorandum of it.'”

~ Lewis Carroll, Through The Looking Glass ~

Am I keeping a secret storehouse for the wreckage of my past?

Today I Pray

God keep me from harboring the sludge for the past—grievances, annoyances, grudges, oppressions, wrongs, injustices, put-downs, slights, hurts. They will nag at me and consume my time in rehashing what I “might have said” or done until I face each one, name the emotion it produces in me, settle it as best I can—and forget it. May I empty my storehouse of old grievances.

Today I Will Remember

Don’t rattle old bones.

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