Getting mad at someone, a friend perhaps, is normal. Everybody gets mad sometimes. But when we stay mad for very long, it ruins all the fun we'd planned on having throughout the day. Staying mad multiplies. Sometimes it seems we are mad at the dog, our mom, another friend, even the TV.
Forgiving the people we're mad at works like magic. We don't even have to forgive them out loud. We can forgive them in our own minds. The result is the same. Pretty soon the whole day looks bright again. When we're mad, we are the ones who suffer most.
Who can I forgive today, and make my day a better one?
You are reading from the book:
Good Orderly Direction
Does guidance from our Higher Power always come through? We must believe that it does, even when we don't seem to receive a visible answer.
Courtesy, kindness, justice, and love are the keynotes
by which we may come into contact with practically anybody.
When in doubt we can always pause, saying, "Not my will, but Thine, be done."
And we can often ask ourselves,
"Am I doing to others as I would have them do to me -- today?"
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 93
Thought to Ponder . . .
I can't do His will my way.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
T H I N K = Thoughtful, Honest, Informed, Necessary, Kind.
Show the world
The way to get people thinking highly of you is to stop worrying about what they think. The most impressive person you can be is your true, authentic self.
People will quickly tire of you telling them only what you assume they want to hear. To have truly momentous impact, tell them what you really think and know and feel.
You are delightfully unique and that uniqueness provides you with more than enough great value to last a lifetime. Follow your intuition, be who you truly are, and allow that value to freely flow.
Breathe in the sweet, fresh air of possibility in each new moment. The happier you allow yourself to be, the more great things you can give to all of life.
The opinions of others can be interesting and instructive. Just be sure not to let someone else's opinion limit you or define you.
Get up, go forward and show the world the fascinating, unique person you really are. Live life on your own terms, from your own perspective, and create your very own greatness.-- Ralph Marston