DR – Jan 11, 2017

Daily Recovery Readings
January 9, 2017

AA – Daily Reflection

Only Step One, where we made the 100 percent admission we were powerless over alcohol, can be practiced with absolute perfection. — TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 68
Long before I was able to obtain sobriety in A.A., I knew without a doubt that alcohol was killing me, yet even with this knowledge, I was unable to stop drinking. So, when faced with Step One, I found it easy to admit that I lacked the power to not drink. But was my life unmanageable? Never! Five months after coming into A.A., I was drinking again and wondered why.

Later on, back in A.A. and smarting from my wounds, I learned that Step One is the only Step that can be taken 100%. And that the only way to take it 100% is to take 100% of the Step. That was many twenty-four hours ago and I haven’t had to take Step One again.


Big Book Quote of the Day

“When the spiritual malady is overcome, we straighten out mentally and
physically.” ~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, How It Works, Page 64~

Keep it Simple

If there is a harder way of doing something, someone will find it.—Ralph E. Ross

When we used alcohol or other drugs, we did most things the hard way. We could turn a simple task into a day-long project. We could turn a simple problem into an argument. We were creative giants in doing things the hard way! we need to change this. We deserve easier lives. It’s okay to take the smooth road .

In our program ,We have slogans for this: Keep It Simple, Let Go and Let God, First Things First, and Easy Does It. These slogans remind us that it’s okay to live with as little trouble as possible.

Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, show me how to live a simple life. I don’t have to do everything the hard way if I listen better to You.

Action for the Day:
I’ll list three or four things I do that makes my life harder than it needs to be. I’ll share them with a friend.

Daily Horoscope – Cancer

Stretching yourself to reach for a higher prize is a sound tactic as long as you carefully calculate the cost of fulfilling your dreams. However, you’re challenged to maintain a sensible perspective now because an inflationary Sun-Jupiter square dares you to overstep your limits. Your emotions are powerful today and it may require extra effort to keep them in line. Revealing your innermost thoughts can make others uncomfortable, prompting them to withdraw. Keep your fears to yourself; everyone, including you, is entitled to take a step back in order to create breathing room.

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