Aug. 4, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift from Hazelden

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015

Today’s thought from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order.
 — Eudora Welty

We will experience no coincidence today. All situations that transpire in the next 24 hours have their purpose. No single event, not the tired, hurried smile from a boss, the phone call from a frantic friend, or the cold response from a co-worker is without impact on our current perception of life. However, we shouldn’t try to evaluate the full significance of any passing event without God’s help. Letting our Higher Power offer us clarity regarding the circumstances in our life will ensure a healthy perspective.

We’ve all experienced trauma because we exaggerated a problem rather than calmly let our inner wisdom guide us. We’re only an impulsive thought away from a flurry of problems. Likewise, we’re only an instant away from peace and enlightenment. The quiet mind will be ever present if that’s our wish.

I’ll truly understand the events of today if I quietly let God reveal their significance.

You are reading from the book:

In God’s Care by Karen Casey

In God’s Care by Karen Casey. © 1991 by Hazelden Foundation

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