March 8, 2014 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Today’s thought from Hazelden is:

Slipping

A common rationalization about not making the program goes like this, “Harry over there slipped ten times before he made it. So what if I slip a few times?”

What is overlooked is that the last time Jack slipped, he slipped into a coffin; the last time Bob slipped, his baby son burned to death in a crib because of Bob’s negligence; the last time Ann slipped, she got strychnine poisoning and became blind; and the last time Jim slipped, he tried to kill his wife and nearly did.

We’re not playing games here. This is a matter of life and death.

Have I stopped slipping?

Higher Power, let me know that it is not only my life but the lives of others that I endanger by playing loaded games.

From the book:

Day by Day – Second Edition by Anonymous

Day by Day © 1974, 1998 by Hazelden Foundation

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