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DECEMBER 4, 2019

Reflection for Today

It is so much easier for me to forgive others than it is for me to forgive myself. I may have done something I believe is wrong, or failed to do something which should have been done, and for some reason, feel I cannot be forgiven. I need to remember my Higher Power will always forgive me and will give me the help I need to find the words and means to make amends to those I might have hurt, including myself.

Meditation for Today
If I am carrying thoughts and feelings of guilt and self-recrimination, remind me of Your forgiving love.

Today I will remember
Not to be so hard on myself.”

Excerpt From: Emotions Anonymous. “Today.” Copyright 1987

Hello, I am powerless over my emotions. It is weird and interesting to admit that not only do I view others who struggle differently than myself at times. I am compassionate and understanding with others and sometimes so hard on myself. Sometimes I find myself in a state of ‘beating myself up’ and feeling overwhelmingly guilty and weak-minded on ‘bad days’.

If I just cannot ‘adult’ today and if I cannot simply handle the stressful situation any longer – I sometimes will ‘stay’ longer. I sometimes will ‘keep things to myself’. I may not practice ‘self-care’ yet, will speak about it to others who are struggling.

Sometimes I feel defeated. I may break emotionally and become numb. It is exhausting as the mask I wear begins to crumble.

I am a perfectionist at times. This is a character flaw.

I must make myself the first priority – no matter – the outcome. My happiness is what matters, my health is what matters. I matter.

Be your own advocate always.

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