Saturday, December 28, 2013

Dec. 28, 2013 - Today's Gift from Hazelden

Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013
Today's thought from Hazelden is:

Over the years, my brothers and sisters have brought out the best and the worst in me.
 -- Sam Friend

It sometimes seems that our parents love our brothers and sisters more than they love us. Being jealous of a brother or sister is often a confusing kind of jealousy. One minute we hate them and the next we love them.

Forgiving seems impossible at times. We wonder how Mom and Dad can be so nice to them. We think our parents don't see their true sides. We may feel like we get blamed for everything in the family while our brothers and sisters are praised.

Resentment is often hard to let go of. It is easier if we remember that we are the only ones hurt by hanging on to them.

Today let me be willing to let go of one resentment so I can benefit from a more comfortable sobriety.
From the book:
Our Best Days by Nancy Hull-Mast. © 1990 by Hazelden Foundation

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