Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Keep It Simple #essentialsofrecovery

The distance does n’t matter; only the first step is difficult.

—Mme. Marquise du Deffand


During our addiction, we were on a path leading to death—death of our spirit, mind, and body.

On that path, we tired not to think about where it would lead. We didn’t want to get there. We just followed the path toward death, with one drink, pill, snort or toke at a time.

Now we’ve chosen a new path for our lives. Making that choice was hard. We knew only the old path. We were afraid to change. But we did it. That was the hardest part.

We are excited to follow our new path. We know it leads to good things. We can follow the map—the Twelve Steps—and enjoy the trip. It will last as long as we live, and the map will guide us.

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, thanks for helping me choose the path of life.

Action for the Day: Today, I’ll study the map for my life by reading the Twelve Steps
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