Dec. 19, 2017 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017

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

Reflection for the Day
There is no advantage, no profit and certainly no growth when I deceive myself merely to escape the consequences of my own mistakes. When I realize this, I know I’ll be making progress. “We must be true inside, true to ourselves, before we can know a truth that is outside us,” wrote Thomas Merton in No Man Is an Island. “But we make ourselves true inside by manifesting the truth as we see it.”

Am I true to myself?

Today I Pray
May I count on my Higher Power to help me carry out the truth as I see it. May I never duck a consequence again. Consequence ducking became a parlor game for chemically addictive persons like me, until we lost all sense of relationship between action and outcome. Now that I am healing, please God, restore my balance.

Today I Will Remember
Match the act with the consequence.

You are reading from the book:

A Day at a Time (Softcover) by Anonymous

A Day at a Time © 1989 by Hazelden Foundation

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