We often say in the program that resentments are the number one offender. Yet, none of us gets up in the morning wanting to be in resentment. Yet by the end of the day we often find ourselves full of the very resentments we claimed we wanted to avoid. How did we get there? Often, the root cause are the expectations we have of other people. As addicts, we often said, “if only he or she would do it the way I want it done, then everything would be fine”. The reality is that rarely happened. When we are able to lower our expectations of others, there is less room for judgement and resentment to come in.
Personal Reflection: How have my expectations of others today caused me to be resentful?