July 12, 2017 – Readings in Recovery: A Day at a Time

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A Day at a Time
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Reflection for the Day
In many respects, the Fellowship of The Program is like a reasonably happy cruise ship or, in time of trouble, like a convoy. But, in the long run, each of us must chart his or her own course through life. When the seas are smooth, we may become careless. By neglecting Step Ten, we may get out of the habit of checking our position. If we’re mindful of Step Ten, however, then we rarely go so far wrong that we can’t make a few corrections and get back on course again.

Do I realize that regular practice of Step Ten can help me determine what other step is indicated to bring me into a happier frame of mind and into sobriety?

Today I Pray
May Step Ten be the sextant by which I read my whereabouts at sea, so that I can correct my course, re-chart it if I am heading for shallow places. May I keep in mind that if it weren’t for an all-knowing Captain and the vigilance of my fellow crew members, this ship could be adrift and I could easily panic.

Today I Will Remember
To steer by a steady star.

Hazelden Foundation


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