July 31, 2016 – A Day at a Time

A Day at a Time
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Reflection for the Day
One of the most serious consequences of the me-me-me syndrome is that we lose touch with practically everyone around us – not to mention reality itself. The essence of self-pity is total self-absorption, and it feeds on itself. Rather than ignore such an emotional state – or deny that we’re in it – we need to pull out of our self-absorption, stand back, and take a good honest look at ourselves. Once we recognize self-pity for what it is, we can begin to do something about it.

Am I living in the problem rather than the answer?

Today I Pray
I pray that my preoccupation with self, which is wound up tight as a Maypole, may unwind itself and let its streamers fly again for others to catch and hold. May the thin, familiar wail of me-me-me become a chorus of us-us-us, as we in the fellowship pick apart our self-fullness and look at it together.

Today I Will Remember
Change me-me-me to us-us-us.

Hazelden Foundation

2 thoughts on “July 31, 2016 – A Day at a Time”

  1. Well said.(: I’m not a drinker but this message applied to other things in my life! And like the title…one day at a time(:

  2. THANK YOU so much! I’ve always contended the program isn’t just for recovery & good just for life itself. You made my day!

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