AA Thought for the Day
December 29, 2019
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Resentments and Forgiveness
The quick inventory is aimed at our daily ups and downs, especially
those where people or new events throw us off balance and tempt us
to make mistakes. In all these situations we need self-restraint, honest
analysis of what is involved, a willingness to admit when the fault is ours,
and an equal willingness to forgive when the fault is elsewhere.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Ten) p. 91
Thought to Ponder
We are prisoners of our own resentments.
Forgiveness unlocks the door and sets us free.
A A = Altered Attitudes.
A Member Shares:
Christine, grateful alcoholic. The last few days I've had my share of having to forgive and putting my foot in my mouth and having to ask for forgiveness. I've been seeing a correlation between resentments, unforgiveness and being offended, taking offense etc. Like I'm so special how dare someone do or say "xyz" to me. God has helped me realize I get my sources from Him not others. And to realize everyone has an opinion and their own problems I may not know about. To be loving, generous, peaceable and uplifting is my job, not watching out for my back and my ego. God's got my back and my ego can just take a back seat and keep quiet! Thank you all for listening!
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