As a child, I thought a lot of people in my life were really not too smart. I could see their mistakes by my standards. I was very angry with them for how they dealt with them. They needed to live up to my expectations. They failed horribly at it. Life was dealing them a lot of problems it seemed, but yet when those problems started happening to me. It was very different. I made a lot of bad decisions in my life too. I also made some good ones. I kept beating myself up for all those bad things I did and punishing myself until I no longer could see the good in me. I am not a saint, nor am I evil. I am human and I make mistakes. I need to take an honest stock of myself and find balance. I am just like my brothers and sisters!
I love these meditations. I have used "One Step at a Time" a daily devotional book. since 1992. At first, I thought, NO! too much Christian stuff in it but yet, it probably gave me the best understanding of what addiction is all about.