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Dec. 12, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015

Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

When all else fails, read the instructions.
 — Agnes Alien

The instructions for recovery are in our Twelve Step program. Yet, there are times when we feel our program isn’t working. At these times, we need to read the instructions.

Have you followed the “instructions,” the wise words found in The Big Book, The Twelve and Twelve, and other recovery literature? When we do, we recover.

It’s hard at times and easy at others. Our problems go deeper than just staying sober. No matter what our problems, our program can help us start fixing them if we follow the instructions. Don’t use alcohol or other drugs. Go to meetings. Talk often with sponsors and program friends. Work the Steps. Think. Easy Does It. First Things First. Listen. Let Go and Let God. One Day at a Time.

Prayer for the Day
Higher Power, tell me which instructions to read today. If I’m headed for trouble, help me out.

Today’s Action
I’ll read the instructions today.

You are reading from the book:

Keep It Simple by Anonymous

Keep It Simple © 1989 by Hazelden Foundation

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