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Oct. 30, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: A Day at a Time

A Day at a Time
Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

Reflection for the Day
When I’m motivated by pride – by bondage of self – I become partly or even wholly blind to my liabilities and shortcomings. At that point, the last thing I need is comfort. Instead, I need an understanding friend in The Program – one who knows “where I’m at” – a friend who’ll unhesitatingly chop a hole through the wall my ego has built so that the light of reason can once again shine through.

Do I take time to review my progress, to spot-check myself on a daily basis, and to promptly try to remedy my wrongs?

Today I Pray
God, I pray that the group – or just one friend – will be honest enough to see my slippery manifestations of pride and brave enough to tell me about them. My self-esteem was starved for so long, that with my first successes in The Program, it may swell to the gross proportions of self-satisfaction. May a view from outside myself give me a true picture of how I am handling the triumph of my sobriety – with humility or with pride.

Today I Will Remember
Self-esteem or self-satisfaction?

Hazelden Foundation

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