Loving Ourselves And Others

I know that I’m quick to forgive others mistakes and flaws – more so than I am my own mistakes and flaws. I do recognize that I am a fallible human being, and that I will never attain that elusive thing called perfection. I have stopped expecting perfection from others, and – myself. But I also have to admit that I tend to be harder on myself than I am on others. Lately it seems as though life is more of a struggle than it used to be. My immediate thought after making that statement is “What am I doing to offset the negative events in my life?” Am I working the Program, or just sitting on my laurels, complaining about my life? Am I trying to use the Steps, am I reading the Big Book, am I reaching out to others, am I taking an active part in my recovery? There are “tools” available to me – to get on the other side of this “struggle.” Sometimes I know what I need to do – do you?
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4 thoughts on “Loving Ourselves And Others

  1. There are many helpful books also. Suggestions about these may be
    obtained from one’s priest, minister, or rabbi. Be
    quick to see where religious people are right. Make
    use of what they offer. — Big Book p87
    .
    Remember the words of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, the brilliant Jesuit priest and scientist, who wrote, “Trust in the slow work of God.” – See more at: http://www.dailyword.com/exclusive/it-can-be-hell-hallway#sthash.ZwPGLW9u.dpuf
    .
    Harry, grateful alcoholic and devoted 12th stepper.

    • Ps
      Well what makes me happy?

      Something made me very happy yesterday morning or perhaps a better word for it would be awestruck.

      A very good friend of mine told me he had a dream and in the dream he was sending a note to God which would be opened upon my arrival at the Pearly Gates.
      It wasn’t very long or complicated and in it he simply said, “Harry really helped me”.

      Wow-we!

      My old sponsor Kent F. nearly always told me, “Y’all help me more than I ever help you”.

      I’m Harry, grateful alcoholic and devoted 12th stepper.

  2. i can do it myself, that’s how i got here.
    i can get out of myself, that’s how i stay here.
    find God , clean house, help others.
    keep trudging

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