Friday, Nov. 17, 2017
Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
Reflection for the Day
I must never forget who and what I am and where I come from. I have to remember the nature of my illness and what it was like before I came to The Program. I’ll try to keep the memory green, yet not spend my time dwelling morbidly on the past. I won’t be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful, and to believe that as I give to others, so others will give to me.
Can I ever afford to forget what it used to be like, even for one minute?
Today I Pray
May I never forget the painful days of my addiction. May I never forget that the same misery awaits me if I should slip back into the old patterns. At the same time, may such backward glances serve only to bolster my own present strength and the strength of others like me. Please, God, do not let me dredge up these recollections in order to outdo or “out drunk” my fellow members. Like others who are chemically dependent, I must be wary of my desire to be center stage in the spotlight.
Today I Will Remember
I do more when I don’t ‘outdo.’
You are reading from the book:
A Day at a Time © 1989 by Hazelden Foundation