• kenl posted an update in the group Group logo of CommunityCommunity 3 months ago

    MARCH 2 Reflection for the Day

    Why don’t I spend part of today thinking about my assets, rather than my liabilities? Why not think about victories, instead of defeats – about the ways in which I am gentle and kind? It’s always been my tendency to fall into a sort of cynical self-hypnosis, putting derogatory labels on practically everything I’ve done, said, or felt. Just for today, I’ll spend a quiet half hour trying to gain a more positive perspective on my life.

    Do I have the courage to change the things I can?

    Today I Pray
    Through quietness and a reassessment of myself, may I develop a more positive attitude. If I am a child of God, created in God’s image, there must be goodness in me. I will think about that goodness and the ways it manifests itself. I will stop putting myself down, even in my secret thoughts. I will respect what is God’s. I will respect myself.

    Today I Will Remember
    Self-respect is respect for God.

    MARCH 3 Reflection for the Day

    I’ve begun to understand myself better since I’ve come to Gamblers Anonymous. One of the most important things I’ve learned is that opinions aren’t facts. Just because I feel that a thing is so doesn’t necessarily make it so. “Men are not worried by things,” wrote the Greek philosopher Epictetus, “but by their ideas about things. When we meet with difficulties, become anxious or troubled, let us not blame others, but rather ourselves. That is: our ideas about things.”

    Do I believe that I can never entirely lose what I have learned during my recovery?

    Today I Pray
    May I learn to sort out realities from my ideas about those realities. May I understand that situations, things – even people – take on the colors and dimensions of my attitudes about them.

    Today I Will Remember
    To sort the real from the unreal.