Jan. 2, 2016 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016

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

Learning new ways

Once we make a connection with our Higher Power, the ongoing problem is to hold on to it. Repeatedly we slip into our old ways of thinking and behaving. If not curtailed, eventually these will lead us back to that first fix, pill, or drink. We need only a word, thought, or familiar situation to get caught up again in an old habit.

We have to discover (and rediscover) that the old way of life has become impossible and the new one essential. We do this – and do it again – by praying, meditating, and working the Twelve Steps of recovery.

Ask yourself – Am I living the program?

Higher Power, help me avoid being smug and complacent in my new life. Remind me that old ways of living have become impossible for me.

You are reading from the book:

Day by Day – Second Edition by Anonymous

Day by Day © 1974, 1998 by Hazelden Foundation

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