Thursday, October 9, 2014

Do The Next Right Thing

Do The Next Right Thing

One of the lessons I learned from my years in Al-Anon is to do the next right thing. While it sounds simple, it is not always or even often easy. Sometimes doing the right thing requires courage, overcoming fear, and concentrating on the greater good.

In the past few weeks I’ve had the responsibility to do something that was outside my comfort zone or nature.  But it was the right thing. The decision to proceed was hard. It would have been so easy to brush the situation under the rug, ignore it, repress it, or bury my head in the sand like an ostrich.  I do have a tendency to emulate the ostrich on occasion. Status quo is often more acceptable than tossing a grenade and dodging the shrapnel.

In the spirit of full disclosure, my hand was forced. But in the end, it was liberating.

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