Monday, July 4, 2016
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.
— Virginia Woolf
Freedom is a funny thing. In a way, it makes life harder. We are free to do what we want, but every choice makes a difference in our lives. Some choices make us happy, and some bring trouble.
We can make good choices. We can control our actions. We can start by having control in little ways – follow the law, pay the rent, make the bed every day. These choices put order in our lives. Eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep. These choices make us strong enough to live each day to the fullest. These kinds of choices set us free.
Prayer for the Day
Higher Power, when I was drinking and drugging, I couldn’t enjoy my freedom. I had no control over the little things in my life. Help me stay sober today.
Action for the Day
Today, I’ll be grateful for having some control. I will list five ways I am more free because I can control my actions.
You are reading from the book:
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