April 17, 2017 – Readings in Recovery: A Day at a Time

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A Day at a Time

Monday, April 17, 2017

Reflection for the Day

The Program teaches me to remain on guard against impatience, lapses into self-pity and resentments of the words and deeds of others. Though I must never forget what it used to be like, neither should I permit myself to take tormenting excursions into the past – merely for the sake of self-indulgent morbidity. Now that I’m alert to the danger signals, I know I’m improving day by day. 

If a crisis arises, or any problem baffles me, do I hold it up to the light of the Serenity Prayer? 

Today I Pray

I pray for perspective as I review the past. May I curb my impulse to upstage and out-do the members of my group by regaling them with the horrors of my addiction. May I no longer use the past to document my self-pity or submerge myself in guilt. May memories of those miserable earlier days serve me only as sentinels, guarding against hazardous situations or unhealthy sets of mind. 

Today I Will Remember

I cannot change the past. 

Hazelden Foundation


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