Keep It Simple
Daily Meditations for Twelve-Step Beginnings and Renewal
Beauty is a gift of God - Aristotle
In our addiction, we often went after what was ugly in life. Maybe we hung out in bad places. Maybe we saw people's defects instead of their beauty. Addication is an ugly, painful disease. The worst part of addiction is how it doesn't let us see beauty in the world.
There is much beauty in the world. Recovery is beautiful. Our stories are beautiful. The way we help each other is beautiful. The way we become loving family members is beautiful. But sometimes, we may still see the world as ugly. At these times, we need to turn to our program. Maybe we need to help someone by working Step Twelve. Maybe we need to ask to give the Step at our meeting. Maybe we just need to read the Big Book. Whatever we do, one thing is sure--if we turn to our program, we'll see how beautiful the world is.
Prayer for the Day
Higher Power, help me see beauty today. Help me be beautiful today.
Action for the Day
Today I'll let myself feel beautiful. I'll see recovery as beautiful.