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Nov. 23, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Today’s thought from Hazelden Betty Ford Founation is:

There is enough in the world for everyone’s need, but not enough for everyone’s good.
 — Frank Buchman

Ours is an illness of more. More! More! More! The greed of addiction decays the soul and leaves us to desperately try to fill the hole that is left behind, but there is never enough. The greed of addiction also keeps us running from the responsibility of a relationship with our Higher Power. Over time we’re left with great spiritual pain. Recovery asks us to replace greed with gratitude. If we are sober today, that is enough. We should be grateful. If we can make one person smile today, that is enough. We should be grateful. If we have a place to rest our head and food to nourish our body, that is enough. We should be grateful. As our needs are met, we give thanks instead of demanding more.

Prayer For The Day
Higher Power help me become a person who is thankful for the gift of life and sobriety. Help me give thanks for the challenges as well as the easy times. Help me to see that I am enough.

Today’s Action

Today I will make a list of all the things for which I am grateful. I will give thanks to my Higher Power, especially, for my sobriety.

You are reading from the book:

God Grant Me… by Anonymous

God Grant Me. . . © 2005 by Hazelden Foundation

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