Nov. 16, 2017 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017

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

An alcoholic spends his life committing suicide on the installment plan.
 — Laurence Peter

None of us woke up one morning and found we had suddenly turned into an addict. We got to be one by practice. And we practiced often. We ignored our families – we left work early – and went drinking and drugging. Daily, we chose chemicals over anything else.

Likewise, getting sober is no accident. We use the Steps. We work the program. At meetings, we’re reminded to help others. We all get sober on the installment plan. A day at a time. We got sick one day at a time; we recover one day at a time.

Prayer for the Day
Today, with my Higher Power’s help, I’ll be happier, more honest, more sober. Sobriety is like a good savings account. Higher Power, help me to put in more than I take out.

Action for the Day
I’ll go over my Step One to remind myself it’s no accident I’m an addict.

You are reading from the book:

Keep It Simple by Anonymous

Keep It Simple © 1989 by Hazelden Foundation

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