July 23, 2014 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden

serenity prayer 9Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Today’s thought from Hazelden is:

The best thing that can come with success is the knowledge that it is nothing to long for.
 — Liv Ullmann

Success may be defined in many ways. In our youth, we may have measured success in terms of having a million dollars, two cars, a swimming pool. But we are coming to believe that success means staying clean and sober, living an honest life, and relying daily on our Higher Power.

Material success provides momentary pleasures but doesn’t leave us with lasting happiness. We’ve all experienced the rush to buy another “toy,” certain an inner void would be filled. Soon, we were tired of it and looking for another distraction.

We are now learning how to fill those voids with genuine sustenance; our daily commitment to the program and our relationship with God.

I will measure my success today by the quality of my sobriety and relationship with God.

From the book:

In God’s Care by Karen Casey

In God’s Care by Karen Casey. © 1991 by Hazelden Foundation


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