Thursday, 7 December 2017

KEEP IT SIMPLE #essentialsofrecovery


We are here to add what we can to, not to get what we can get from, Life.

~ Sir William Osler 

Service is a word we hear in our recovery program. Service means work we do for others. It’s the backbone of our program. The reason is simple. Service to our Higher Power and to others breaks down our wanting to be self-centered.

Service brings us back into the world. We really are part of the group when we pitch in to make coffee, set up chairs, or talk in meetings. We really feel like part of the family when we run errands and help with meals and housework. We really connect with our Higher Power when we pray, “Use me today to help others.” Service breaks down the feeling of being alone that being self-centered brings.

Prayer for the Day:

Higher Power, help me to be of service to You and others. Show me what is needed.

Action for the Day:

Today will be a service day. I’ll see how valued I am. I’ll give to others, knowing that I, too, will receive.

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