FEBRUARY 15 Reflection for the Day
When I become angry, can I admit to it and state it as a fact without allowing it to build up and burst out in inappropriate ways? Pent-up anger, I’ve finally begun to learn, quickly shatters the peace of mind that’s so critical to my ongoing recovery. When I become enraged and lose control, I unwittingly hand over control to the person, place, or thing with which I am enraged.
When I’m angry will I try to remember that I’m endangering myself? Will I “count to ten” by calling a friend in the Gamblers Anonymous Program and say the Serenity Prayer Aloud?
Today I Pray
May I recognize angry feelings and let them out a little at a time, stating my anger as a fact, instead of allowing it to fester into rage and explode uncontrollably.
Today I Will Remember
Anger is. Rage need not be.