Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Today’s Gift from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is:
The crucial task of old age is balance. — Florida Scott-Maxwell
Finding balance is important at any age, not just when we’re old. We need balance in our diet, between work and rest, in our emotional life — any activity is more rewarding, more life enhancing when done in moderation.
Most of us developed a belief that if a little of something is good, then a whole lot is better. Had we been able to practice moderation, we would not be sharing this fellowship today. It’s paradoxical that our drive to live on the edge, doing everything to extreme, has rewarded us with a program for living quite a distance from the edge.
Many a friend or sponsor has suggested Easy Does It; Let Go and Let God; One Day at a Time. These slogans are simple and yet profound reminders to find balance and quiet moderation in all our activities. We can only fully know and appreciate this moment if we’re participating in it, not racing to the next thought, hour, or day.
Today I can enjoy moderation with the knowledge it will enhance my life.