Sept. 3, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift from Hazelden

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

Today’s thought from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

Practicing tolerance

Everyone has a different opinion. No two people look the same. We all are different. Differences can cause us fear and set us apart from others, and we have no idea why.

If addiction closes us down, recovery opens us up. In the program, we learn that we are all more alike than we are different. We learn to look for what we share. We learn that we know so little about ourselves (let alone others) and that judgments are not helpful.

Can I live and let live?

Higher Power, help me to see myself in others.

You are reading from the book:

Day by Day – Second Edition by Anonymous

Day by Day 1974, 1998 by Hazelden Foundation

3 thoughts on “Sept. 3, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift from Hazelden”

  1. … it may sound a little strange but you have no idea how much that short post struck a chord with me … it is exactly what i need to learn about myself at this junction in my life .

    hope you are well


  2. No, dear lady, it doesn’t sound strange at all. I’m hopefully just a carrier of the message, and we can only hope the message speaks to whoever needs it! THANKS so much for reading and taking the time to comment! PS: One day at a time, even one thing at a time, OK?

  3. Yes i am slowly learning that baby steps are the only way that we can make change within ourselves to truly make those changes stick , not because we have chnaged the person that we are but because we had it inside of us all along and we just need to let it shine out rather than be over shadowed by the stronger whims of our character


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