Jan. 1, 2018 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Monday, Jan. 1, 2018

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

Living today

The beginning of the New Year will often bring back sad memories. This has been the big day for hangovers, coming down, remorse, guilt, and shame. But if we stay with our new purpose – staying clean and staying close to our Higher Power – we don’t have to fear the New Year. God has forgiven our past mistakes and tomorrow is not yet here. If we do what we know is right today, all else will be taken care of.

It’s not always easy to do what is necessary today, but it’s impossible to change yesterday or to guarantee what tomorrow will bring. Our year will unfold better by living each day as it comes instead of regretting the past or anticipating the future.

Am I learning to live one day at a time?

I pray for the willingness to deal with today, instead of being obsessed with the past or the future.

You are reading from the book:

Day by DaySecond Edition by Anonymous

Day by Day © 1974, 1998 by Hazelden Foundation

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