November 6, 2012
1. A situation came up while I was at a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous where I became agitated, angry and resentful.
I needed to get to the restroom and this guy seated in a position, with his legs crossed, obscured my ability to walk through the aisle pass him to get out the aisle. I nearly tripped over his legs and could have fallen flat on my face in front of everyone. I was so frustrated with the fact that he would not acknowledge my effort to move pass him.
My part was that I was angry and frustrated that he was obscuring my ability to move; the anger and frustration, both were already inside me……residuals of the past perhaps; his behavior triggered something in me.
My part was also that I knew I had to go to the restroom before I sat down for the meeting. It was not his fault that I needed to go to the restroom during the meeting. In fact, my getting up perhaps was a disturbance to him. I was selfish to have wanted him to inconvenience himself for me.
God divorce me from anger, frustration, selfishness and ego.
2. I was frustrated and resentful toward myself yesterday morning for turning my alarm off and going back to sleep for an extra hour. As a consequence for not getting up on time, I had to rush through my entire morning routine when I received a call that I only had a half hour to be ready before the driver would arrive to pick me up. Not only did I have to rush to shower, dress, and be ready within the half hour, I was anxious, and did not have time to eat.
My part was that I went back to sleep despite the fact that I knew I needed to get up.
God help me to follow through with what I set out to accomplish. God divorce me from being lazy.
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