April 2, 2020 – Readings in Recovery: Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

serenity prayer35Thursday, April 2, 2020

Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart. — Confucius

Our program asks us “to be fearless and thorough from the very start.” We are warned that some of us will hold on to old ideas and that the result will be nil unless “we let go absolutely.” Recovery asks that we put our heart into our programs. How? By working the Steps. By calling group members to see how they’re doing or to let them know how we’re doing. By meeting with our sponsors so they can get to know us and guide us in working the Steps.

This is just what we need. We must not sit on the sidelines of the program. We should not settle for the illusion of commitment that we got by drinking and drugging. We need to surrender, to let go absolutely and enjoy the ride.

Prayer for the Day

Higher Power, I give my heart and soul to you to do with as you want. Place me where I can do the most good.

I pray for willingness to let go absolutely.

Today’s Action

For today I will work at stepping into the day with all my heart. I will work at having the attitude and actions of letting go absolutely.

Hazelden Foundation

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