Friday, Jan. 20, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Having realistic expectations
Sometimes we expect much too much of people and things. We will never be happy if we expect our doctor to work instant cures or if we blame our teacher for what we failed to learn. We need to examine what’s realistic to expect of others and what we are responsible for ourselves. It’s the same with the program: We cannot judge its effectiveness by whether we are happy all the time.
The program will be perfect only when we are perfect. We must let go of our childish all-or-nothing attitude and become more realistic. After all, when were we ever happy all the time?
Do I expect too much?
Higher Power, when I am unhappy with the program, help me be honest with myself about where the problem lies.
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