A great obstacle to happiness is to expect
too much happiness.
~ Fontenelle ~
Our disease is sometimes called the disease of “always wanting more.” We pushed ourselves to get as much pleasure as we could. If one was good, two was better. We didn’t see that what we were lacking was faith.
At times, in recovery, we still crave “more.” We must pay attention to these cravings. When we have a craving, maybe we’re scared, and our Higher Power is trying to tell us that, if we have faith, we’ll be taken care of. Perhaps our Higher Power just has a message of love for us. All we need to do is listen. It may be that this is the only “more” we really need.
Prayer for the Day
I pray to see my cravings as spiritual needs. I pray to turn to my Higher Power instead of to alcohol or other drugs.
Action for the Day
Today, I’ll think about how much recovery has given me. I will share this with a friend and with my Higher Power.
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