Tuesday, 5 February 2019

KEEP IT SIMPLE #essentialsofrecovery

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure til you know there is no hook beneath it.

~ Thomas Jefferson ~

Pleasure is important in recovery. But at times we think pleasure is the answer to life’s pains. Alcohol and other drugs were what we liked best. We need to watch out so we don’t switch to another addiction—such as gambling, food, sex, or work.

The real answer to life’s pains is in having a strong spiritual center. It is also our best way to avoid another addiction. Recovery lets us turn our pain over to the care of our Higher Power. Our Higher Power can handle any problem we may have. Our program can help us with our problems too. Recovery is a three- way deal—Higher Power, program, and us.

Prayer for the Day

Higher Power, help me avoid another addiction. When I have problems, have me come to You and to my program before anything else.

Action for the Day

Today, I’ll set aside time and ask the question, “Am I headed for another addiction?” I’ll also ask my sponsor what he or she thinks.

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