Not Perfect

Yesterday I made amends to someone which were overdue.  It wasn’t the best amend ever made.  My vulnerable emotional state yesterday made me less than able to make the most concise amend possible.  I wished I’d done better and kept it simpler.

Part of me wants to beat me up for it.  That’s not fair of course.  The best choice for me at this point is to learn from it and remember to trust my instincts.  My instincts told me that yesterday wasn’t the best day for me to do or say anything important.  There was a little of that “out of control” feeling whirling around inside of me which is never a stable state to interact from, based on my experience.  However, the person I apologized to was very gracious and we are on good terms.  It was my best effort for yesterday, and cleared up my mistake.

So I called people I trust in the programs and talked it out afterward, and later went out with a friend and avoided any discussion of the alcoholics in our lives or any challenges.  We just talked about what is going well, what we’re looking forward to for ourselves this year and did a little window shopping.  Very pleasant way to spend the rest of the day.  And I don’t have to be perfect!

Affirmation for the Day – ” I am making progress. ”

Remember to say the affirmation at least 3 times whenever you remember it, preferably in front of a mirror.

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