In Loving Memory of Vic

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Keep It Simple October 3, 2010

Keep It Simple
October 3, 2010

That which is called firmness I  a king is called stubbornness in a donkey.
—Lord Erskine

“Rigid” is a fancy word for “stubborn.” We act this way because of our fear. When

we’re afraid, we hang on to what we’re used to doing. Our illness had us so scared, we were afraid of the new ideas and new people. The only thing that didn’t scare us was using alcohol or other drugs.

We also were stubborn when anyone tried to help us. We thought we knew what was best. How silly our stubborn actions made us look! How lonely they kept us.

But our stubborn behavior can teach us about our fears. We need to be aware our stubbornness. Then we’ll be able to find out what we’re afraid of—and do something about it.

Prayer for the Day:  Higher Power, help me know when I’m stubborn.

Action for the Day:  Today, I’ll work at accepting my stubbornness. I will use it to learn what I am afraid of today.

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