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Using Today’s Tools


Are we becoming stuck in the “if onlys”? “If only I had more money.” “If only I were more attractive.” “If only my parents hadn’t cramped my style.” The “if onlys” will get us nowhere. We would do better to think about what we have to work with today.


Do we remember that we are fortunate just to be alive? Are we grateful that, one day at a time, we are clean and sober? Do we keep in mind that we have at our disposal the Twelve Step program and all its tools?


When we dwell in the “if onlys,” we get stuck in yesterday. But what we have to work with today are “today’s tools,” and if we use them well, we’ll have no need for the “if onlys.”

Am I using the tools I have today?


Higher Power, help me to recognize today’s tools and to become willing to use them.


The tools I will use today are …


Hazelden Foundation

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