Saturday, August 19, 2017
This morning I learned to make new friends because, if I stay clean and am very lucky, everybody I know now will die before I do.
By handing this same suggestion out, I learned I really need to call my sponsor more often, and share my feelings concerning the things pushing me down.
That constant anger, worry, and resentment is the dragon's way of getting you miserable enough to pick up.
An oldie but goodie: Resentment is like picking up a hammer, smacking yourself in the head with it, and saying "Take that!" to the object of your resentment who will not be affected by your action one little bit.
That forgiveness is not forgetting; it is simply releasing one's hold on the other guy's throat.
Also, forgiveness isn't letting someone else off the hook; it's climbing off the hook yourself.
A new tool for the toolbox: To get rid of a persistent resentment, every time the thought comes to mind, say out loud to your brain, "If you have nothing new to say on this subject, I don't want to hear it." And every time the thought pops up, say it again. Eventually it will go away.
There was much more, but why am I telling you? You're going to meetings regularly, aren't you?