Alcoholics Anonymous – Daily Reading

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Alcoholics Anonymous – Daily Reading

Wednesday

GUARDING AGAINST DISGUISED HOSTILITY

Fairness  One of the pitfalls in continued recovery is a tendency to become self-righteous and judgmental.   Sometimes this fuses into a hostility directed toward newcomers or chronic “slippers”.     Now and then,    we’ve been grumpy older members demanding that  those who slip get honest.

While we may be right in concluding that a person is not showing honesty,  we have not right to denounce or expose anyone in a group setting.  Far from helping the person,  we may be showing off.  If there is hostility in our words or manner

the other  person will certainly sense it.

The best group setting for good recovery is always one that expresses warmth,  acceptance,  and understanding.  There are few,  if any,  times when a verbal assault can be justified.  Before we lash out at another person’s lack of honesty,  we must take an honest look at our own motives and feelings.

I’ll face the day with a feeling of goodwill and acceptance in any dealings with every person I meet.  If I attend a meeting,  I’ll show the same warmth and acceptance toward every person there.

I WILL TRY TO STAND

FOR FAIRNESS.

I WILL RESPECT MYSELF

AND OTHERS.

HAVE A GREAT DAY!

Alcoholics Anonymous – Daily Reading

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