Expectations - Premeditated Resentments
Through Sexaholics Anonymous I have come to realize that my own expectations of other people are what cause me most the most heartache. Recently I was ill, so I took sick leave from work. I expected understanding from the members of my department and my bosses--but, alas--they all walked away blissfully and communicated their expectations via SMS. I was very disappointed by their behavior and shed many tears over this. Then I remembered a frequently quoted excerpt from the Alcoholics Anonymous “Big Book” (p. 417):
“When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing, or situation--some fact of my life unacceptable to me--and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.”
God made everything so simple
While my problem had appeared to be insurmountable before that, the moment I gave it up to my Higher Power I felt peace. God made everything so simple, I was almost disappointed that couldn't complicate matters! Thank you God for reminding me that I can always count on You for everything, and that You are all I need. Without God, I can't. Without me, God won't.
Thank you God for humbling me!
Sexaholic woman, powerless over lust in any form and sober since mid 2016