Reflection for the Day

When a person says something rash or ugly, we sometimes say they are “forgetting themselves,” meaning they’re forgetting their best selves in a sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury. If I remember the kind of person I want to be, hopefully I won’t “forget myself” and yield to a fit of temper. I’ll believe that the positive always defeats the negative: courage overcomes fear; patience overcomes anger and irritability; love overcomes hatred. Am I always striving for improvement?

Today I Pray

Today I ask that God, to Whom all things are possible, will help me turn negatives into positives – anger into super-energy, fear into a chance to be courageous, hatred into love. May I take time out to remember examples of such positive-from-negative transformations from the whole of my lifetime. Uppermost is God’s miracle: my freedom from the slavery of addiction.

Today I Will Remember

Turn negatives into positives.

I am full of gratitude today. I am grateful for the good things and grateful for the things that seem to be bad. Everything always works out the way it’s supposed to, and I am not in control. As long as I stay grateful, I will continue down my path of clean and sober living. I’ve gone through a lot of things which seem to be negative while in sobriety. All of those things seemed to be negative at the time. However, looking back I can be grateful because my life is what it is today and I am who I am today because of all of my experiences.

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