Saturday, 30 July 2016

A Day At A Time #essentialsofrec

Reflection For The Day

When we first come to The Program, the most common variety of self-pity begins:  “Poor me!  Why can’t I (fill in your own addiction) like everybody else?  why me?”  Such bemoaning, if allowed to persist, is a surefire invitation for a long walk off a pier — right back to the mess we were in before we came to The Program.  When we stick around The Program for a while, we discover that it’s not just “me” at all;  we become involved with people, from all walks of life, who are in exactly the same boat.  Am I losing interest in my comfortably familiar “pity Pot?”

Today I Pray

When self-pity has me droopy and inert, may I look up, look around and perk up.  Self-pity, God  wills, vanishes in the light of other people’s shared troubles.  may I always wish for friends honest enough to confront me if they see me digging my way back down into my old pity pit.

Today I Will Remember

Turn self-involvement into involvement. 
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