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Dec. 16, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: A Day at a Time

A Day at a Time
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

Reflection for the Day
Sometimes, on those bad days we all have from time to time, it almost seems that God doesn’t want us to be happy here on earth and, for those of us who believe in an afterlife, that He demands pain and suffering in this life as the price of happiness in the next. The Program teaches me that just the opposite is the case. God wants me to be happy right here on earth – right now. When I allow Him to, He will even point out the way.

Do I sometimes stubbornly refuse to look where God is pointing?

Today I Pray
I pray that I am not playing the perennial sufferer, dragging around in the boots of tragedy and acting as if suffering is the only ticket to heaven. May I look around, at the goodness and greenery of earth, which is testimony enough that our life here is meant to be more than just one pitfall after another. May no misconception of God as a master trapper, waiting in every thicket to snare us, distort my relationship with a loving, forgiving Higher Power.

Today I Will Remember
There is more to life than suffering.

Hazelden Foundation

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