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Jan. 27, 2016 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

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

Gaining peace of mind

Even though many of us were certainly ready to take the First Step – to admit that we were addicts – we balked at taking the following eleven steps. We felt it would be ridiculous or too much work, or we denied the existence of a Higher Power.

When we started to hurt bad or began to reach for that first fix, pill, or drink, we woke up. We remembered and longed for the promise of peace of mind contained in those Steps. The PROMISE! Then we made a decision to work these Steps and to earn that promise.

Do I have peace of mind? Higher Power, the plan is up to You; the decision is up to me.

God help me to stay clean and sober today.

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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