Per an email I realize how much these posting mean to some. Sorry I've slacked the past couple days.. and I thank YOU so much for making me aware of it. It helps keep me sober.
02-19 REFLECTION FOR THE DAY
When a person says something rash or ugly, we sometimes say they are "forgetting themselves," meaning they're forgetting their BEST selves in a sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury. If I remember the kind of person I want to be, hopefully I won't "forget myself" and yield to a fit of temper. I'll believe that the positive always defeats the negative: courage overcomes fear; patience overcomes anger and irritability; love overcomes hatred. AM I ALWAYS STRIVING FOR IMPROVEMENT?
TODAY I PRAY
Today I ask that God, to Whom all things are possible, help me turn negatives into positives--anger into super-energy, fear into a chance to be courageous, hatred into love. May I take time out to remember examples of such positive-from-negative transformations from the whole of my lifetime. Uppermost is God's miracle: my freedom from the slavery of addiction.
TODAY I WILL REMEMBER
Turn negatives into positives.
.. yesterday I became mad.. frustrated at a cowork who is also a friend over something she did/said. I then said something out of haste to just be spiteful. It bothered me the remainder of the day and last night altho I was still angry. This morning when I went in she was there. I said Hi.. and we talked very casual cold. I then told her.. I want to apologize to you for yesterday for being spiteful. I was angry but should not have said what I did. She apologized also and we are good buddies again. IT WAS EASY.. usually I NEVER can say I'm sorry. But I did.. (thinking of the A DAY AT A TIME past few days talking about anger) and it was easy.
who knew that this stuff really does work. I'M LIVING PROOF.. a work in progress.. but living proof!!