April 10, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift from Hazelden

Friday, April 10, 2015

Today’s thought from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

Martyrs set bad examples.
 — David Russell

Sometimes we call people “martyrs.” We think of them as victims. They suffer, but sometimes not for a cause. They play “poor me.” They want people to notice how much they suffer. They are afraid to really live. These are the people who set bad examples.

True martyrs died for causes they believed in. We remember them because they were so full of energy and spirit.

We can also live a life full of energy and spirit. Recovery helps us live better. Let’s go for it!

Prayer for the Day
Higher Power – thanks for giving me energy and for healing my spirit. Help me live fully by putting my life in Your care.

Action for the Day
What kind of example do I set? Does my life reflect joy for life and recovery?

You are reading from the book:

Keep It Simple by Anonymous

Keep It Simple © 1989 by Hazelden Foundation

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