Today’s thought from Hazelden is:
The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.
During our illness, we hurt others. We hurt ourselves. We messed up a lot. So, a lot of us come into recovery not trusting ourselves very much. The truth is, as addicts, we couldn’t be trusted.
But in recovery, we can be trusted again. We can again live and love ourselves. We do this by finding our spiritual center. This is the place inside of us where our Higher Power lives. We turn our will and our lives over to this spiritual center. We do as our spiritual center tells us. And from our spiritual center, we’ll find our values. We’ll live better lives. We’ll come to trust ourselves again.
Prayer for the Day
Higher Power, thank you for helping me believe in myself again. I’ll treat myself with love and kindness. I know You want me to.
Action for the Day
Today, I’ll list four ways I couldn’t be trusted during my addiction. I’ll also list four ways I can now be trusted.
You are reading from the book:
Keep It Simple by Anonymous
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