Accepting Success or Failure?

“How shall we come to terms with seeming failure or success? Can we now accept and adjust to either without despair or pride? Can we accept poverty, sickness, loneliness, and bereavement with courage and serenity? Can we steadfastly content ourselves with the humbler, yet sometimes more durable, satisfactions when the brighter, more glittering achievements are denied us?” (AA Daily Reflections 12/26)

Today’s meditation brings up several thoughts today:

  1. Xmas Presents.
  2. New Year’s resolutions. Six days left in 2015.
  3. Promises & Regret
  4. 3rd & 7th Step Prayers

No one can go back in time to change what has happened, so work on your present to make yourself a wonderful future.   Read more

devils_advocateDevil’s Advocate—a person who expresses a contentious opinion in order to provoke debate or test the strength of the opposing arguments.
“the interviewer will need to play devil’s advocate to put the other side’s case forward”

“Vanity – is defenitely my favourite sin”

Vanity—excessive pride in one’s appearance, qualities, abilities, achievements, etc.; character or quality of being vain; conceit: Failure to be elected was a great blow to his vanity.