FEBRUARY 9 Reflection for the Day
The slogan “Live and Let Live” can be extremely helpful when we are having trouble tolerating other people’s behaviour. We know for certain that nobody’s behaviour – no matter how offensive, distasteful, or vicious – is worth the price of a relapse. Our own recovery is primary, and while we must be unafraid of walking away from people or situations that cause us discomfort, we must also make a special effort to try to understand other people – especially those who rub us the wrong way.
Can I accept the fact that, in my recovery, it is more important to understand than to be understood?
Today I Pray
When I run headlong into someone’s unpleasant behaviour, may I first try my best to understand. Then, if my abstinence from gambling seems threatened, may I have the courage to remove myself from the situation.
Today I Will Remember
Live and let live.