The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.—Eugene Delacroix—
Trying to be prefect puts distance between us and our Higher Power. Trying to be perfect shows we’re ashamed of being human. In recovery, we accept that we’re human. We try to be the best human we can be. We used to get high to feel powerful and god-like. But God is not just power. God is also gentleness. Gentleness and love are the power we look for on recovery. We work to be human. We work to know the loving, gentle side of ourselves and our Higher Power. Remember, if we try to be god, we’ll fail. If we try to be human, we’ll win.
Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me give up trying to be perfect. Help me always keep in mind that I’m human—which means, I’m not perfect.
Action for the Day: Part of being human is making mistakes. Today, I’ll see my mistakes as chances to learn.