Sept. 23, 2014 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden


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The Serenity Prayer

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Today’s thought from Hazelden is:

I believe that every single event in life happens as an opportunity to choose love over fear.
 —
Oprah Winfrey

When our past is strewn with tragic and abusive experiences, it’s not easy to recall events as opportunities to love. Yet today we are safe, and we have come to believe a Higher Power has been watching over us every moment. Through the principles of this program, we are learning to forgive and to trust that we will always be cared for.

We cannot change the past. What happened and how we responded helped carry us to this point in our journey. We can cultivate love, now, for the present. The people who care for us will support us. The experiences designed for our progress will come to us. Our Higher Power will never leave our side. We can be free of fear today, if that’s our wish.

I will not fear the events in my life today. I am ready for them. They need my involvement.

From the book:

A Woman’s Spirit by Karen Casey

A Woman’s Spirit by Karen Casey. © 1994 by Hazelden Foundation

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