Motivation Mondays

8/3/20
Overcoming Hopelessness

Weekly Focal Point

“Three things I will practice every day from now on:
1. I will stop being a crutch for the alcoholic/addict.
2. I will not let myself concentrate on the distressing features of my present existence, but will look for the good things in it.
3. I will remind myself that self-respect can relieve me of the need for pity, my own and others.”

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One Day At A Time Series

Have I the courage to face up to the problems that alcoholism has brought into my life? Can I believe that my situation is not really hopeless and that I am capable of improving it? Can I keep myself cheerful when everything seems to be leading me to despair? The answer could be YES, if I refuse to accept the alcoholic’s responsibilities and leave them to him, regardless of the consequences. I could overcome my hopelessness by opening my eyes to the troubles other people live with, so often much worse than mine. I could bring myself to a brighter view of life if I weren’t always feeling sorry for myself; despair is often a mask for self-pity.

3 C’s of Al-Anon

  1. We didn’t CAUSE it
  2. We can’t CONTROL it
  3. We can’t CURE it

AND WE WON’T CONTRIBUTE TO IT TODAY

Considerations for the Week

  1. How has my self-pity kept me from having a new experience with my Creator?
  2. Will I prayerfully consider that my perspective needs to be changed in order for me to gain the freedom in family recovery that I am seeking?
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