Aug. 31, 2017 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017

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

Miracles are instantaneous. They cannot be summoned, but come of themselves, usually at unlikely moments to those who least expect them.
 — Katherine Anne Porter

Nobody can force us to be in recovery or twist our arm to make us work our program. There might have been times when we wanted someone to, especially in the beginning, but those times pass. The longer we live in recovery, the more committed we become. We can be grateful that we’ve stayed with it One Day at a Time. Through times of joy and sadness, through slips, tears, struggling with difficult problems and during moments of peaceful fellowship with new friends, we can truly say that recovery is never boring.

Many of us came to the program because we had no place else to go. Through the mystery of our choices and God’s grace, time goes by and we change. It is then we realize that the promises of recovery are coming true. As the Big Book states, the promises of recovery are being “fulfilled among us — sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.”

My gratitude and joy for the miracle of recovery are boundless.

You are reading from the book:

Answers in the Heart by Anonymous

Answers in the Heart © 1989 by P. Williamson and S. Kiser

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