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A staple of any successful recovery program is the ability to rely on a wide range of resources to aid in your journey. One such resource is the book Readings in Recovery, published by Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. This book contains daily inspirational readings—written by renowned authors, clinicians, and experts—that can help you stay on track and maintain a positive attitude.

Today’s Reading: “Today’s Gift”

A red and gray heart shaped balloon with the words ‘today’s gift’ in white script on it.

Today’s gift is the reminder that we have a second chance, that every moment is an opportunity to begin anew. Even when faced with difficult challenges or feelings of doubt or despair, we can find strength in knowing that we have the resources and support to journey through to the other side.

The book encourages us to break down tough concepts and fears into small doable steps and to take one day at a time. Change can be slow and deliberate, and it’s ok to take our time to make adjustments and build momentum. As we practice self-compassion and patience in our day-to-day lives, we can find the courage to believe in a greater purpose and purposeful days.

Most of all, today’s gift is the reminder that our best is yet to come. In moments of difficulty, it can be hard to struggle through and feel like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Readings in Recovery gives us a platform to stand on and resilience to move forward. We can take a moment to take a deep breath, to remember the journey we’ve taken, and to remind ourselves that we are on the right path to self-growth and renewed hope.