January 11 Reflection for the Day
The experiences of thousands upon thousands of people have proved that acceptance and faith are capable of producing freedom from gambling. When we apply the same principles of acceptance and faith to our emotional problems, however, we discover that only relative results are possible. Obviously, for example, nobody can ever become completely free from fear, anger, or pride. None of us will ever achieve perfect love, harmony, or serenity. We’ll have to settle for very gradual progress, punctuated occasionally by heavy setbacks.
Have I begun to abandon my old attitude of “all or nothing”?
Today I Pray
May God grant me the patience to apply those same principles of faith and acceptance that are keys to my recovery to the whole of my emotional being. May I learn to recognise the festering of my own human anger, my hurt, my frustration, my sadness. With the help of my Higher Power, may I find appropriate ways to deal with these feelings without doing harm to myself or others.
Today I Will Remember
Feelings are real – I will acknowledge them.