Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
SERVICE – A beautiful word fallen upon bad days.
— Claude McKay
Service is really a beautiful word. Service means respect. When we serve others we’re part of the human race. We all need to help each other.
Service is a sure way to stay sober. Helping someone else stay sober helps us stay sober. And service frees us from self-will. It teaches us about how to care for ourselves and others. It teaches us that we’re worthwhile. It teaches us that we make a difference. Service keeps us feeling good.
Am I quiet when the topic of service comes up at meetings? If so, how can I change this?
Prayer for the Day
Higher Power, show me where I can be of help. Give me the courage to make a difference. Give me the courage to really serve others in need.
Action for the Day
I’ll list five ways service has made or can make my life better.
You are reading from the book:
Keep It Simple © 1989 by Hazelden Foundation