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March 30, 2016 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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

Avoiding blame

It is not uncommon to hear in group, “Why do these things always happen to me?” If “these things” are always happening to us, the obvious answer is that we somehow bring them on ourselves. We are largely unconscious of what we’re doing wrong until, slowly, eventually; we manage to dig ourselves out from the results. (It seems incredible that we actually seek to be hurt, but in a way many of us do so, with regularity.)

But blaming others for our problems and indulging in self-pity don’t move us along in our program.

Am I still blaming others?

Higher Power, help me take responsibility for myself and my actions, because blaming others will only keep me stuck.

You are reading from the book:

Day by DaySecond Edition by Anonymous

Day by Day © 1974, 1998 by Hazelden Foundation

2 thoughts on “March 30, 2016 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation”

  1. beautiful. thank you for sharing the definition of recovery. people do have accept responsibility for their recovery. acceptance of the problem and committment to working on an improvement. it took me time to come to that point, but, things work out better with personal responsibility. thank you.

  2. Thank you for reading and commenting, Sandee! YES, one HARD lesson I learned in my own recovery is that I and I alone am responsible for my alcoholism, and I and I alone am responsible for my recovery!

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