Monday, April 10, 2006

Daily Reflection for 4/10/2006 "Striving to Achieve..."

"Striving to Achieve The Best We Can."

It has taught me that success and failure are never final, and that neither count for very much in the final assessment of any man who has done his best.
Page 525 / Third Edition

My best is all I can do. There are no regrets, no attachments to expectations, no emotional turmoil when I know that I did my best. Whether it's making amends or simply taking contrary action to maintain a positive day-to-day lifestyle, I know that I've done well if I can say that I did my best. Even if I fail, I will always try for progress. Doing my best to make progress, therefore, is my highest honor in sobriety, and brings me endless joy on a constant basis!

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Daily Reflection for 4/9/06 "Growing Up..."

The essence of all growth is a willingness to change for the better and then an unremitting willingness to shoulder whatever responsibility this entails.


Sometimes when I've become willing to do what I should have been doing all along, I want praise and recognition. I don't realize that the more I'm willing to act differently, the more exciting my life is. The more I am willing to help others, the more rewards I receive. That's what practicing the principles means to me. Fun and benefits for me are in the willingness to do the actions, not to get immediate results. Being a little kinder, a little slower to anger, a little more loving makes my life better--day by day.

--This post was courtesy of J.J. from Recovery Universe. Keep up the great work, J.J.!