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Feb. 9, 2016 – A Day at a Time

A Day at a Time
Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016
Reflection for the Day
The slogan “Live and Let Live” can be extremely helpful when we are having trouble tolerating other people’s behavior. We know for certain that nobody’s behavior – no matter how offensive, distasteful or vicious – is worth the price of a relapse. Our own recovery is primary, and while we must be unafraid of walking away from people or situations that cause us discomfort, we must also make a special effort to try to understand other people – especially those who rub us the wrong way.

Can I accept the fact, in my recovery, that it is more important to understand than to be understood?

Today I Pray
When I run headlong into someone’s unpleasant behavior, may I first try my best to understand. Then, if my own sobriety seems threatened, may I have the courage to remove myself from the situation.

Today I Will Remember
Live and let live.

Hazelden Foundation

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