Dec. 1, 2017 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Friday, Dec. 1, 2017

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

Do not cut down the tree that gives you shade.
 — Arabian proverb

We need to remember what got us well. The Twelve Steps heal us. The meetings we attend heal us. Reading and listening to program tapes heal us. Talking with our sponsor heals us. The time we spend with program friends heals us.

Sometimes we’re pressed for time. As a result, we have to make choices about how to use our time. We may think we know enough about the program. We may feel like cutting down on meetings. These are danger signs. We only know how to stay sober One Day at a Time – by working the Steps. Let’s not forget them as we grow in this program. It may seem like we’ve been recovering a long time, but we’re all beginners.

Prayer for the Day
Higher Power, I’ve found You in the program. Help me find ways to stay a “beginner” in the program.

Action for the Day
Today, I’ll take time to read the Twelve Steps. I’ll meditate on how much these Steps have given me.

You are reading from the book:

Keep It Simple by Anonymous

Keep It Simple © 1989 by Hazelden Foundation

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