Saturday, 7 September 2019

A Day At A Time #essentialsofrecovery

Reflection For The Day

“If you’re not alright the way you are,” it’s been said, “it takes a lot of effort to get better.  Realize you’re alright the way you are, and you’ll get better naturally.”  Sometimes we find ourselves in a situation so difficult that it seems insoluble.  The more we think about it, the more we get on our own backs for our imagined inadequacy to overcome the situation — and we sink into depression.  That’s the moment to recall a single phrase, slogan, or bit of philosophy, saying it over and over until it replaces thoughts of the tormenting problem — which , in the final analysis will take care of itself.  Do I sometimes forget that the thorns have roses?

Today I Pray

May I see that God gives us patterns so that we can take comfort in opposites — day follows night; silence follows din; s love follows loneliness;  release follows suffering.  If I am ineffectual, may I realize it and try to do something constructive.  If I am insensitive, may my friends confront me into greater sensitivity.

Today I Will Remember

Clouds have linings.  Problems have endings. 
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