March 2, 2017 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Today’s thought from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

AA Thought for the Day
We used to run people down all the time. We realize now that it was because we wanted unconsciously to build ourselves up. We were envious of people who lived normal lives. We couldn’t understand why we couldn’t be like them. And so we ran them down. We were always looking for faults in the other person. We have found that we can never make a person any better by criticism. Am I less critical of people?

Meditation for the Day
I must admit my helplessness before my prayer for help will be heard by God. My own need must be recognized before I can ask God for the strength to meet that need. But once that need is recognized, my prayer is heard above all the music of heaven.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may send my voiceless cry for help out into the void. I pray that I may feel certain that it will be heard somewhere, somehow.

You are reading from the book:

 Twenty-four Hours a Day for Teens by Anonymous

Twenty-Four Hours a Day for Teens © 2004 by Hazelden Foundation

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