Balance emotions with reason.
Combine detachment with doing our part.
Balance giving with receiving.
Alternate work with play, business with personal activities.
Balance caring about others with caring about ourselves.
THE LANGUAGE OF LETTING GO, page 84
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
that I have reached the point in my recovery to try to (finally) achieve some semblance of balance in my unbalanced lifestyle
for the wonderful and care-free feeling that has been inside my head the past 3 days
for phone calls both received and made last night
for further realizations: that all through my drinking years, I called myself an independent loner, able to function and function well without help from anyone, while in fact I was an isolator -- and often times still am -- but there has been tremendous progress in that category
that today I absolutely know that if I want to have friends, it can't just be on my terms
that today's date does not give me any negative feelings because I choose for it to be that way
IF WE LOOK CLOSELY, WE WILL SEE THAT WE ARE GIVEN EVEN AMOUNTS OF BLESSINGS AND SORROWS.
DENIAL IS NOT A RIVER IN EGYPT