Oct. 7, 2014 – Today’s Gift from Hazelden

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The Serenity Prayer

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Today’s thought from Hazelden is:

Taking it easy

Easy does it. Pushing does not help our program; it only causes more pressure within us. “If it doesn’t work,” we have thought, “get a bigger hammer.” But if we only wait for the opportunity, we will be given the opportunity to work out each of our difficulties.

It is better to work out a problem by taking two steps forward and one step back, rather than to push and try to solve it at once, fail, and then stop trying. It helps to remember that we are never given more than we can handle, one day at a time.

Have I learned to take it easy?

Higher Power, I depend on You for my very breath. Help me realize that the more I depend on You, the more I accept Your help, the more I can handle.

From the book:

Day by DaySecond Edition by Anonymous

Day by Day © 1974, 1998 by Hazelden Foundation


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