Feb. 6, 2017 – A Day at a Time

A Day at a Time

Monday, Feb. 6, 2017

Reflection for the Day

I used to be an expert at unrealistic self-appraisal. At certain times, I would look only at that part of my life which seemed good. Then I would magnify whatever real or imagined virtues I had attained. Next, I would pat myself on the back for the fantastic job I was doing in The Program. Naturally, this generated a craving for still more “accomplishments” and still greater approval. Wasn’t that the pattern of my days during active addiction? The difference now, though, is that I can use the best alibi known – the spiritual alibi.

Do I sometimes rationalize willful actions and nonsensical behavior in the name of “spiritual objectives?”

Today I Pray

God help me to know if I still crave attention and approval to the point of inflating my own virtues and magnifying my accomplishments in The Program or anywhere. May I keep a realistic perspective about my good points, even as I learn to respect myself.

Today I Will Remember

Learn to control inflation.

Hazelden Foundation

2 thoughts on “Feb. 6, 2017 – A Day at a Time”

  1. What is “The Program”? Sounds like some kind of hush hush govt secret project or something.

    On the other hand, I also have the issue of need to have public adulation (same as you? or did I miss the point altogether?)

  2. ‘The Program’ is hardly hush-hush. Here, it’s Alcoholics Anonymous but, for those who shy from the religiosity of ‘the program’ – it’s whatever recovery program from addiction to any substance that the addict develops.

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