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

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Today’s thought from Hazelden is:

We
 — First word of the Twelve Steps

We. This little word says a lot about the Twelve Steps. Our addiction made us lonely. The “we” of the program makes us whole again. It makes us a member of a loving, growing group of people.

Our addiction isolated us from others. We couldn’t be honest. We felt a lot of shame. But all this is in the past. The “we” of the program helps us live outside ourselves. Now we tell each other about our pasts. We comfort each other. We try to help each other.

Prayer for the Day
Higher Power, help me to join the we of the program. Help me to admit and accept my illness, so the healing can begin.

Action for the Day
Today, I’ll work to make the we of the program even stronger. I’ll find someone to help.

You are reading from the book:

Keep It Simple by Anonymous

Keep It Simple © 1989 by Hazelden Foundation

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