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Dec. 19, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015

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

Fortunate are the people whose roots are deep.
 –– Agnes Meyer

Deep roots offer strength and stability to an organism. They nourish it plentifully. They anchor it when the fierce winds blow. We each are offered the gifts of roots when we give ourselves fully to the program.

We are never going to face, alone, any difficult situation after discovering recovery. Never again need we make any decision in isolation. Help is constant. Guidance through companionship with others and our contacts with God will always be as close as our requests. The program anchors us; every prayer we make, every step we take, nourishes the roots we are developing.

Becoming rooted in the program, with daily attention to the nourishment we need, offers us sanity and hope. We discover that all things can be handled; no situation is too much for us. Strength, confidence, freedom from fear are the benefits of our deepening roots. We will be anchored if we do what needs to be done by us. The program’s gifts are ours, only if we work the program.

I won’t neglect my roots today. I will nourish them so they in turn can fill me up with confidence when my need is there.

You are reading from the book:

Each Day a New Beginning by Karen Casey

Each Day a New Beginning by Karen Casey. © 1982, 1991 by Hazelden Foundation

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