Aug. 25, 2017 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Friday, Aug. 25, 2017

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

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the act.
 — William James

Step Two speaks of believing. For many years, we had given up believing in ourselves, in a Higher Power, and in others. Now our program tells us to believe in love. We are lovable, and we can love others without hurting them.

Of course, believing is an important part of recovery. To believe means to put aside our doubts. To believe means to have hope. Believing makes the road a little smoother. So, believing lets the healing happen a little faster.

All of this is how we get ready to let in the care of our Higher Power.

Prayer for the Day
I pray for the courage to believe. I’ll not let doubt into my heart. I can recover. I can give myself totally to this simple program.

Action for the Day
I’ll list four times doubt got in my way. And I’ll think of what I can do to not let that happen again.

You are reading from the book:

Keep It Simple by Anonymous

Keep It Simple © 1989 by Hazelden Foundation

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