Daily Thought 10.30.21

 
From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 10.30.21
Date: October 30th 2021

AA Thought for the Day
(courtesy AA-Alive.net)

October 30, 2021

Defensive Emotions
The moment we ponder a twisted or broken relationship with another person,
our emotions go on the defensive. To escape looking at the wrongs we have
done another, we resentfully focus on the wrong he has done us. This is
especially true if he has, in fact, behaved badly at all. Triumphantly we seize
upon his misbehavior as the perfect excuse for minimizing or forgetting our
own. Right here we need to fetch ourselves up sharply.

- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Eight) p. 78

Thought to Ponder
Self-righteousness is a loud din raised to drown the voice of guilt within us.

AA-related 'Alconym'
F E A R  =   Frustration, Ego, Anger, Resentment.

Thanks to all of you for sharing so generously of your experience, strength and hope in carrying the AA message.
Grateful to serve,
peyton

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