Monday, February 5, 2024

Feb. 5, 2024 - Readings in Recovery: A Day at a Time


A Day at a Time

Monday, Feb. 5, 2024

Reflection for the Day

If I am troubled, worried, exasperated or frustrated, do I tend to rationalize the situation and lay the blame on someone else? When I am in such a state, is my conversation, “He did …,” “She said …,” “They did …?” Or can I honestly admit that perhaps I’m at fault? My peace of mind depends on overcoming my negative attitudes and tendency toward rationalization.

Will I try, day by day, to be rigorously honest with myself?

Today I Pray

May I catch myself as I talk in the third person, “He did …” or “They promised …” or “She said she would …” and listen for the blaming that has become such a pattern for me and preserves delusion. May I do a turnabout and face myself instead.

Today I Will Remember

Honesty is the only policy.

Hazelden Foundation

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