Sept. 13, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift from Hazelden

Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015

Today’s thought from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

Everything is funny as long as it is happening to someone else.
 — Will Rogers

We laugh when others do something silly. We’re amused when something funny happens to them. But if the same happens to us and people laugh, we might give them the evil eye.

Yet, when others laugh, it can free us. It frees us to see the world through new eyes. Likewise, when we laugh at ourselves, we’re free to see ourselves with new eyes. Instead of trying to be perfect, we accept we’re human. To laugh at ourselves is to accept ourselves. There’s no room for shame when we laugh. We enjoy ourselves just as we are. Can I accept the fact I’m human and I have limits?

Prayer for the Day
Higher Power, when I refuse to accept that I’m only human, be gentle with me. I know that, when I least expect it, you will remind me that I’m only human.

Action for the Day
I will share with a friend one or two stories about funny mistakes I’ve made.

You are reading from the book:

Keep It Simple by Anonymous

Keep It Simple © 1989 by Hazelden Foundation

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