July 28, 2014 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden


serenity prayer 8Monday, July 28, 2014

Today’s thought from Hazelden is:

Nobody’s family can hang out the sign, “Nothing’s the matter here.”
 — Chinese Proverb

None of us come from a perfect family, but if we have any family at all, it’s worth the effort to see what there is to enjoy about it. Sometimes it’s difficult or impossible, because there’s been so much damage. If there’s really nothing left, we have to look for family in the fellowship of other sober people.

A family is not always people who are blood related. A family can be people who are so committed to the growth of each other and the relationship that they’ve become brothers and sisters of a sort. A family is two or more people who care deeply for one another and who are comfortable with each other. We can choose to surround ourselves with others who we feel this way about.

Today let me recognize something good in my family and work at building a relationship.

From the book:

Our Best Days by Nancy Hull-Mast

Our Best Days by Nancy Hull-Mast. © 1990 by Hazelden Foundation

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