I am going to make an effort today to take pleasure in some simple things as I did when I was a child.
“We need to get in touch with these feelings from our childhood days and try to remember when we made ourselves sad and what situation today makes us feel sad. There sometimes is a connection between the two. We know this return to early childhood feelings is one of the best ways to get a beginning in our self-healing.”
CLARIFICATION OF THOUGHT
I can never forget how in the third grade I was unable to satisfactorily answer the teacher’s question to me and she immediately told me how I would never by like my brother. I had felt the blood flush to my face as I was humiliated for not knowing the right answer. I can still see myself standing in front of the class and feeling like I wanted to die.
The best thing that I can do to overcome the times when I want to run and hide in myself and withdraw from others , is precisely the time that I should be with someone. I am going to promise myself when these feelings come, I will think of those different persons that I know in my recovery program and call them. When I do this the feelings gradually disappear.
I want to feel better today. In order to do so, I am going to choose to work the Steps of my program and enjoy the fellowship whenever I am able. Whenever I go to my Depressed Anonymous meetings, I always come out feeling better.
I thank God today for all those persons in my life who support me and accept me just as I am today.
SOURCE: Higher Thoughts for down days: 365 daily thoughts and meditations for members of 12 Step recovery groups. Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville