Saturday, March 8, 2014
Today’s thought from Hazelden is:
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 © 1974, 1998 by Hazelden Foundation