Friday, 4 January 2019

A Day at a Time #essentialsofrecovery

Reflection for the Day

For a good part of my life, I saw things mostly in negative terms. Everything was serious, heavy or just plain awful. Perhaps now I can truly change my attitude, searching out the winners in The Program who have learned how to live comfortably in the real world – without numbing their brains with mood-altering chemicals.

If things get rough today, can I take a quiet moment and say to myself, as the philosopher Homer once said, “Bear patiently, my heart – for you have suffered heavier things …?”

Today I Pray

May the peace of God that passes all human understanding fill the place within me that once harbored my despair. May an appreciation for living – even for life’s trials – cancel out my old negative attitudes. During heart-heavy moments, help to remind me that my heart was once much heavier still.

Today I Will Remember

I, too, am a winner.

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