“When I face a fear, I am given courage; when I support a brother or sister, my capacity to love myself is increased; when I accept pain as part of the growing experience of life, I realize a greater happiness…”
- Daily reflections 2/23
Thanks to the tools that have been freely given to me over the past many years, I have been able to face fears and accept life on life’s terms. When I stick to the Work, I can live in acceptance and live happy, joyous and free – no matter what the circumstances. ILML!
“…we didn’t have to accept unacceptable behavior. I set some limits, not to control others, but to offer myself guidelines so that I would know what was in was not acceptable and what to do about it.”
- Courage to change 2/20
This is one of the best tools that I have gained in recovery. How to set boundaries for myself and others and avoid bad behavior. I didn’t know how to do that when I got to the program. I was so used to hanging around with people with extremely bad behavior that it was normal to me.
By working the program, one day at a time, negativity in life is minimal and I’m grateful. ILML!
“We learn in the program that we cannot punish anyone without punishing ourselves. The release of my tensions, even justified, in a punishing way leaves behind the dregs of bitterness and pain. Today I will remember to deal with anger appropriately.” – A day at a time 2/18
Impatience, anger, and aggressively talking to people are character defects of mine. In sobriety, even the most subtle of bad behavior greatly affects me. This quote is a great reminder to show love and tolerance to myself and others. I cannot afford to have anger damage myself or others. ILML!