SEPTEMBER 22 Reflection for the Day
For a considerable period of time after I reached Gamblers Anonymous, I let things I couldn’t do keep me from doing the things I could. If I was bothered by what a speaker or other people said, I retreated, sulking, into my shell. Now, instead of being annoyed or defensive when someone strikes a raw nerve, I try to welcome it – because it allows me to work on my attitudes and perceptions of God, self, other people, and my life situation. We may no longer gamble compulsively, but we sometimes have a compulsive thinking problem.
Am I willing to grow – and grow up?
Today I Pray
May God give me courage to test my new wings – even a feather at a time. May I not wait to be entirely whole before I re-enter the world of everyday opportunity, for recovery is ongoing and growth comes through challenges. May I no longer make desperate stabs at perfection, but keep my aims in sight and develop as I live – a day at a time.
Today I Will Remember
Things I can’t do should not get in the way of things I can.