Sunday, June 10, 2007

Love, Tolerance and Forgetfulness

Sometimes it seems like there are so many new things I've learned, that I can't remember it all. I can overwhelm myself trying to make sure there's nothing I am forgetting. Of course, I want to be perfect and that ain't gonna happen. LOL

That's just one reason I attend so many AA meetings. To be reminded of the things I need to do and the things I don't want to do. The literature is another wonderful way to be reminded. When in doubt, maybe I should pick up the Big Book, the 12/12 or something else on my shelf.

For today ...

We can try to stop making unreasonable demands upon those we love. We can show kindness where we had shown none. With those we dislike we can begin to practice justice and courtesy, perhaps going out of our way to understand and help them.

Whenever we fail any of these people, we can promptly admit it -- to ourselves always, and to them also, when the admission would be helpful. Courtesy, kindness, justice, and love are the keynotes by which we may come into harmony 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?"
TWEVLE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS - page 93

7 comments:

Mary Christine said...

Thanks for that quote. And thanks for being Daave. I appreciate you and love you :)

lushgurl said...

Darn, ya mean you're actually NOT perfect? LOL I am glad that we all have so much more to learn today, have a great Sunday dAAve!

Pam said...

I forget things in between meetings. I get a lot of "oh yeah" thoughts during a meeting. Have a good sunday daave.

Christopher in Sacramento said...

Thanks for the quote. Glad to see you're still doing it - one day at a time.

lash505 said...

Thats what i needed to hear today because well just because.

msb said...

Just what I needed to here today at this moment. May I add a link to your blogon my blog?

Tab said...

Ya know Daave...I just love you for being so damn open minded and honest with yourself...and us.
I so know what you mean about trying to remember all of the new things we learn in letting go/recovery.We just have to keep practicing it and as we do we become ever so much more humbled and less inclined to want to ever be perfect.
I think you share a lot of things many of us can relate too Daave.
Thanks for sharing ~