NOVEMBER 30 Reflection for the Day
If you’re a negative thinker and are not yet ready to do an about-face, here are some guidelines that can keep you miserable for just as long as you wish to remain so. First, don’t go to Gamblers Anonymous meetings. If you somehow find yourself at a meeting, keep you mouth (and your mind) shut and your hands in your pockets. Don’t try to solve any of your problems, never laugh at yourself, and don’t trust other people in the Program. Above all, under no conditions should you try to live in the Now – just keep feeding your fantasies about the future with unrealities.
Am I aware that negative thinking means taking myself deadly seriously at all times, allowing no time for laughter, or for living?
Today I Pray
If I am feeling negative, may I check myself in the mirror that is the group for any symptoms of a closed mind; tight lips, forced smile, set jaw, straight-ahead glance – and no glimmer of humor. God, grant me the ability to laugh at myself – often – for I need that laughter to cope with the everyday commotion of living.
Today I Will Remember
To laugh at myself.