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Old 07-31-2014, 03:10 AM   #31
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

You are reading from the book Today's Gift

Sometimes it's worse to win a fight than to lose.
—Billie Holiday

We all see things differently. It is part of the wonderful variety of the world that we all have different points of view. We've all seen baseball players arguing with an umpire over a close call, but, in order to play the game, they must accept the umpire's judgment.

When we stubbornly refuse to let friends or family members speak their ideas simply because we disagree with them, we risk the loss of a friend or the understanding of a family member. It is when we allow others to disagree that we take a step forward--a step that opens our ears and our hearts to all sorts of people and ideas.

How well can I accept other's opinions today?
Well I can get honest. I use to say, "Consider the source!" My sponsor said that I needed an attitude adjustment.

I firmly believe that everyone is entitled to their opinion, whether it differs with mine or not.

I try to see if I can see the walk behind the talk. Saying and doing are two different things.

I use to go to a lot of meetings and did a lot of service, but as my body started deteriorating, my mind got forgetful, and my sleeping disorder changed my days into nights or I didn't sleep at all, I had to find a spiritual solution. Sites like this were the solution for me.

That doesn't mean I stopped going to meetings, I go when I feel like I really NEED to go, a using dream or an anniversary are good times to go. I always try to reach out to others and my sponsor.

I had hopes of getting out to meetings this summer, but couldn't go to far with both my feet bound up. That sounds like an excuse, but I go where I am lead. I probably talk more recovery on the internet than most people do who go to meetings. I just happens that my fingers do the talking in today.
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