Aug. 15, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift from Hazelden

Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015

Today’s thought from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

The best leaders are those who know how to follow.
— Anonymous

Am I a leader or a follower? The fact is, I am responsible for where I end up. If I choose to be a follower, I’d better follow leaders who know where they’re going. And I had better know where they’re going.

If I choose to be a leader, I’d better know that I’m responsible for getting myself on the right path. I also must be honest with my followers, so they can make good choices. I’m not responsible for my followers’ choices, but I must give them the truth. Being a leader doesn’t always mean I know where I’ll end up. But it can mean that I know I’m on the right path, following the lead from my Higher Power – one step at a time.

Prayer for the Day
Higher Power, give me the faith and courage to choose good leaders to follow. When it is Your will, help me be a good leader.

Action for the Day
Today I’ll list my leaders. They might be a Higher Power, a sponsor, or a friend. I’ll think of why I choose to follow these leaders.

You are reading from the book:

Keep It Simple by Anonymous

Keep It Simple © 1989 by Hazelden Foundation

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