Oct. 16, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

Today’s thought from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

Reflection for the Day
When a person says something rash or ugly, we sometimes say they are “forgetting themselves,” meaning they’re forgetting their best selves in a sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury. If I remember the kind of person I want to be, hopefully I won’t “forget myself” and yield to a fit of temper. I’ll believe that the positive always defeats the negative: courage overcomes fear; patience overcomes anger and irritability; love overcomes hatred. Am I always striving for improvement?

Today I Pray
Today I ask that God, to Whom all things are possible, will help me turn negatives into positives – anger into super-energy, fear into a chance to be courageous, hatred into love. May I take time out to remember examples of such positive-from-negative transformations from the whole of my lifetime. Uppermost is God’s miracle: my freedom from the slavery of addiction.

Today I Will Remember
Turn negatives into positives.

You are reading from the book:

A Day at a Time (Softcover) by Anonymous

A Day at a Time © 1989 by Hazelden Foundation

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