Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
AA Thought for the Day
Sometimes we can’t help thinking, Why can’t we ever drink again? The answer is that at some time in our drinking careers, we passed what is called our “tolerance point.” We passed from a condition in which we could tolerate alcohol to a condition in which we could not tolerate it at all. After that, if we took one drink, we would sooner or later end up drunk.
When I think of liquor now, do I think of it as something that I can never tolerate again?
Meditation for the Day
The goal of the spiritual life is in sight. All I need is the final effort. The saddest records are made by people who ran well, with brave, stout hearts, until the sight of the goal, and then some weakness or self-indulgence held them back. They never knew how near they were to victory.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may press on until the goal is reached. I pray that I will not give up in the final stretch.
You are reading from the book:
Twenty-Four Hours a Day for Teens © 2004 by Hazelden Foundation