Sept. 30, 2017 – A Day at a Time

A Day at a Time

Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017

Reflection for the Day

No matter what other people do or don’t do, we have to remain sober and free from other addictions for ourselves. When our program of recovery becomes contingent on the actions or inactions of another person – especially someone with whom we’re emotionally involved – the results are invariably disastrous. We need to also remember that intense dislike is as much an emotional involvement as newfound romantic love. In short, we have to cool any risky emotional involvements in the first few months of our recovery, trying to accept the fact that our feelings could change quickly and dramatically. Our watchword must be “First Things First,” concentrating on our number one problem before anything else.

Am I building a firm foundation while steering clear of slippery emotional areas?

Today I Pray

May I always remember that healthy relationships with people are necessary for my recovery. But – that substituting an obsession with either a love or hate object is as dangerous to my self-being as any other addiction.

Today I Will Remember

A dependency is a dependency is a dependency.

Hazelden Foundation

2 thoughts on “Sept. 30, 2017 – A Day at a Time”

  1. Interesting post. I too tend to be careful with my dependency on others. Doesn’t mean I can’t be friends with them, just means I have to be really trustworthy of them before I can lean on them. Same goes for all things.

  2. Thanks for reading and taking the time to share …I’ve got a history as well of being too dependent on others or too INDEPENDENT from everyone else. There’s more to recovery than not drinking.

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