Likewise I will forget
what you have done to me, in order to think of nothing but good.
avoid retaliation or argument. We wouldn't treat sick people that way. If we
do, we destroy our chance of being helpful. We cannot be helpful to all people,
but at least God will show us how to take a kindly and tolerant view of each
and every one.
to our list again. Putting out of our minds the wrongs others had done, we
resolutely looked for our own mistakes.
Big Book pg.
in A.A. we slowly learned that something had to be done about our vengeful
resentments, self-pity, and unwarranted pride. We had to see that every time we
played the big shot, we turned people against us. We had to see that when we
harbored grudges and planned revenge for such defeats, we were really beating
ourselves with the club of anger we had intended to use on others. We learned
that if we were seriously disturbed, our first
need was to quiet that disturbance, regardless of who or what we thought caused
Twelve Steps &
Twelve Traditions pg. 47
Creator open my heart,
help me to think good things!