Today’s thought from Hazelden is:
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years of trying to get other people interested in you.
We wanted friends, but our addiction wanted all our attention. We had no time to be close to others.
Well, stand aside addiction! The program has taught us that others are important. Our purpose is to help others. People have become what’s important to us.
Now we listen to others. We help them do what they want to do, not what we want them to do. We help people instead of use them. Friendship is now a way of life. And another promise of the program becomes a part of us.
Prayer for the Day
Higher Power, help me to know that I’m here to help others, not just myself. Through others, I find myself.
Today I’ll help someone in the way he or she wants to be helped.
You are reading from the book:
Keep It Simple. Copyright 1989 by Hazelden Foundation. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No portion of this publication may be reproduced in any manner without the written permission of Hazelden.