Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Being able to be wrong
We had to compete with everyone, sometimes subtly, sometimes less subtly. We always had to be right, to be wrong seemed unbearable. We could never seem to bring ourselves to say simply, “I was wrong.” We were afraid of what would happen to us if we did. Our egos were very fragile; we were never as strong as we had led ourselves to believe.
We came to discover, however, that real strength comes from being able to be wrong and from being willing to change our ways of thinking and living.
Can I face being wrong and learn from it?
Higher Power, help me realize each day that it is okay to be wrong, that real communication with other people depends on my being willing to see other points of view, and that being teachable is a divine quality.
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Day by Day © 1974, 1998 by Hazelden Foundation