“Love and tolerance of others is our code.” (Big Book, Page 84) Practicing compassion for others in our life can be challenging at the least, but it is critical for our current and future happiness. Every day we get opportunities to practice love and tolerance, but we find it difficult. Practicing Step Ten is our best tool for growing in love and tolerance. We watch, turn, and then pray to have compassion for other people’s shortcomings and viewpoints and show respect for their opinions.
Today, I will be more loving and tolerant of others. I will ask my Higher Power to help me see and respect other people’s viewpoints and opinions. I’ll remind myself that this is the best way to be helpful to those I meet.