Sunday, February 5, 2017

Feb. 5, 2017 - Readings in Recovery: A Day at a Time

A Day at a Time
Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017
Reflection for the Day
If I am troubled, worried, exasperated or frustrated, do I tend to rationalize the situation and lay the blame on someone else? When I am in such a state, is my conversation, "He did ...," "She said ...," "They did ...?" Or can I honestly admit that perhaps I'm at fault? My peace of mind depends on overcoming my negative attitudes and tendency toward rationalization.
Will I try, day by day, to be rigorously honest with myself?
Today I Pray
May I catch myself as I talk in the third person, "He did ..." or "They promised ..." or "She said she would ..." and listen for the blaming that has become such a pattern for me and preserves delusion. May I do a turnabout and face myself instead.
Today I Will Remember
Honesty is the only policy.
Hazelden Foundation