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Keep It Simple July 8th

Posted by Erin McV on July 8, 2017 at 11:25 AM

Keep It Simple

July 8th


 

Pain can't be avoided. It's as natural as joy. - Unknown


We got into a lot of trouble trying to avoid pain. We used alcohol and other drugs to avoid pain. We didn't want to accept pain as a fact of life.

We can't avoid pain, but now we have the program. The program teaches us how to talk about our pain. The program teaches how to turn over our pain to our Higher Power.

We don't have to be alone when we face pain. We have friends to go to. Before, when we hurt, we ran to alcohol or other drugs.

Now, when we hurt, we run to the comfort of our sponsor and our program friends.


Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me accept pain as part of life. Help me remember that You are always there to help me with my pain. I'm not alone.

Today's Action: Today, I'll list three painful events in my life. I'll talk with a friend about them.

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