Endigar 516 ~ Righting the Harm

From Today’s Daily Reflections;

In many instances we shall find that though the harm done others has not been great, the emotional harm we have done ourselves has.  (Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, page 79)

Have you ever thought that the harm you did a business associate, or perhaps a family member, was so slight that it really didn’t deserve an apology because they probably wouldn’t remember it anyway? If that person, and the wrong done to him, keeps coming to mind, time and again, causing an uneasy or perhaps guilty feeling, then I put that person’s name at the top of my “amends list,” and become willing to make a sincere apology, knowing I will feel calm and relaxed about that person once this very important part of my recovery is accomplished.

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I find this contribution to be helpful and insightful, and seems to go along with learning to listen for the guidance of our Higher Power.  For the first time in the three times I have done the steps, I do not feel that nagging notification of unfinished business.  It is a relief that has grown on me.  If anyone else comes to mind I hope that I will remember this peace at knowing I have done what I was able.  I am willing to do more if the opportunity avails itself.  This image is what I was looking at when I first began to feel the weight removed.

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