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Feb. 1, 2016 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Monday, Feb. 1, 2016

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

Action carries us in the direction we choose.

Recovery involves doing – going to meetings working our program, reaching out to others. We don’t get a job by sitting at home thinking about it, and we don’t get a degree by looking at college catalogs.

It’s true that we need to reflect; we need quiet times when we pray for guidance. There comes a point, however, when action is called for, when we use the power we are given to carry out our Higher Power’s will for our lives to the best of our understanding.

One action leads to another. Doing what we need to do to be abstinent today adds 24 hours to recovery.

Today, I will act on my best understanding of my Higher Power’s will or me.

You are reading from the book:

Inner Harvest by Elisabeth L.

This book is now out of print and no longer available to purchase. Inner Harvest by Elisabeth L. © 1990 by Hazelden Foundation

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