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Motivation Mondays


Today’s Reminder

Three things I will practice every day from now on:

  • I will stop being a crutch for the alcoholic/addict.
  • I will not let myself concentrate on the distressing features of my present existence, but will look for the good things in it.
  • I will remind myself that self-respect can relieve me of the need for pity, my own and others.

One Day At A Time Series: Self-Pity

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


Questions to Consider This Week

  1. How has being a crutch for the alcoholic/addict caused me to fall into self-pity?
  2. How has this self-pity kept me from having a new experience with my Creator?
  3. Will I prayerfully consider that my perspective needs to be changed in order for me to gain the freedom that I am seeking in family recovery?