Limits

Today, I find that I am unafraid of setting boundaries with others, and I have managed to define some of my own personal boundaries. It’s okay for me to say no to others, the fear of rejection has left me. It’s okay to say yes to others, when I have considered the impact any request would have on my life. I can wait and see if the change another is requesting of me will work in my life, or not. I can relay to others what my “personal space” looks like, what I am willing to consider, and what I’m not. I am very independent, but also recognize my need to have others in my life. I remind myself that I’m doing the very best I can for me, and am no longer hurting myself or others – thanks to A.A. and God. Today I have boundaries – which is a far cry from the way it used to be – allowing others to control and manipulate me. Today I give myself permission to set limits with others and myself. Today my life is better for these limits.
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7 thoughts on “Limits

  1. AUGUST 7
    A “DESIGN FOR LIVING”
    We in our turn, sought the same escape with all the
    desperation of drowning men. What seemed at first a flimsy
    reed, has proved to be the loving and powerful hand of
    God. A new life has been given us or, if you prefer, “a
    design for living” that really works.
    ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 28

    I try each day to raise my heart and hands in thanks to God
    for showing me a “design for living” that really works
    through our beautiful Fellowship. But what, exactly, is this
    “design for living” that “really works”? For me, it is the
    practice of the Twelve Steps to the best of my ability, the
    continued awareness of a God who loves me unconditionally,
    and the hope that, in each new day, there is a purpose for
    my being. I am truly, truly blessed in the Fellowship.
    ************
    it had come to be a regular occurrence but I haven’t been locked up a single time in the last 29 1/2 years.
    I am happily married to the same woman for 39+ years.
    I am happy, joyous and free!
    “A design for living that really works”

    Yes, yes, yes!

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

  2. …eventually, as they say, I got sick and tired of being sick and tired.
    …eventually, I got tired of fighting everything I heard you guys say.
    …eventually, I surrendered.
    Then, at last, ego gave God enough room to squeeze in next to my heart.
    Grateful for the Gift

  3. 12 Words to
    Greatness and Success and Recovery and Life in general.

    PASSION,

    with strong 
enthusiasm 
and
 desire.
    CONSISTENCY,

    a steadfast 
adherence
 to
 the 
same 
principles 
or
 form.
    CREATIVITY,
    transcend 
traditional 
ideas and
 create
 meaningful 
new 
ideas.
    URGENCY,
    be of pressing 
importance and 
necessity.
    OPTIMISM,
    believe 
that 
goodness 
pervades
 reality.
    RESILIENCY,
    recover 
readily 
from 
illness, 
depression,
 adversity,
 and
 the
 like.
    INTEGRITY,
    adhere 
to
 moral 
and
 ethical
 principles 
with character
 and 
honesty.
    RESOURCEFUL,
    deal
 skillfully
 and 
promptly
 with
 new
 situations
 or difficulties.
    FOCUSED,
    specific goals, keep your
 attention
 on
 a desired 
achievement or result.
    GRATITUDE,
    being
 grateful
 and
 thankful.
    CONFIDENCE,
    belief 
in 
one’s 
powers
 or
 abilities with
 certitude
 and 
assurance.
    CHARISMATIC,
    special
 ability 
for
 leadership
 and
 worthiness.

    Be well and trudge with these in mind, life is a journey, not a destination.

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