AA Thought for the Day
December 1, 2019
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Our Own Mistakes
Putting out of our minds the wrongs others had done,
we resolutely looked for our own mistakes. Where had
we been selfish, dishonest, self-seeking and frightened?
Though a situation had not been entirely our fault, we tried
to disregard the other person involved entirely. Where were
we to blame? The inventory was ours, not the other man’s.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, (How It Works) p. 67
Thought to Ponder
Bless them, Change me.
A A = Accountable Actions.
A Member Shares:
Susan, very grateful recovered alcoholic by God's Grace. I have to agree with what was said about we each have our own journey in spirituality and understanding. I struggled with the word forgiveness as well. What my current belief is that when on occasion I have said, "I forgive you," there has always been a level of judgment, criticism or belief that I am right and you are wrong. Man that ego sure is sneaky! What the program taught me to date in the 4th Step, 4th column, is that no one else needs to change at all for me to be set free. My perception of how I have been treated needs to change. I need to change. The other person does not at all. Their stuff is between them and their God. I gotta stay out of it and ask God how to see things differently. Currently that has given me a great deal of relief and for this I am truly grateful. Thanks to all for helping me grow continually. Blessings.
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