May 25, 2020 – Readings in Recovery: A Day at a Time

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A Day at a Time

Monday, May 25, 2020

Reflection for the Day

When we’re new in The Program, we’re novices at reaching out for friendship – or even accepting it when it’s offered. Sometimes we’re not quite sure how to do it or, indeed, whether it will actually work. Gradually, however, we become restored; we become teachable. We learn, for example, as Moliere wrote, “The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them.”

Just for today, will I not show anyone that my feelings are hurt?

Today I Pray

May God help me to discover what true friendship is. In my new relationships, I pray that I may not be so eager for approval that I will let myself be dishonest – through flattery, half-truths, false cheeriness, protective white lies.

Today I Will Remember

A friend is honest.

Hazelden Foundation

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