Daily Recovery Readings
March 22, 2017
NO MORE STRUGGLE. . .
And we have ceased fighting anything or anyone—even alcohol.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 84
When A.A. found me, I thought I was in for a struggle, and that A.A. might provide the strength I needed to beat alcohol. Victorious in that fight, who knows what other battles I could win. I would need to be strong, though. All my previous experience with life proved that. Today I do not have to struggle or exert my will. If I take those Twelve Steps and let my Higher Power do the real work, my alcohol problem disappears all by itself. My living problems also cease to be struggles. I just have to ask whether acceptance—or change—is required. It is not my will, but His, that needs doing.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“If a repetition is to be prevented, place the problem, along with everything else, in God’s hands.” ~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, To Wives, Page 120~
Keep It Simple
If anything, we have tended to be people who wanted it all now. To hope is not Not to demand. — On Hope
Maybe we were a bit demanding. Maybe we were a bit impatient. Maybe that’s why we had such little hope.
Hope is believing good will come even in bad time. Hope is knowing that “this, too, shall pass.”
Hope is knowing that no matter how afraid we are, God will be with us. Hope is knowing we never have to be alone again. It is knowing that time that time is on our side. Hope is giving up control. Hope is knowing we never had control in the first place. Hope is believing in ourselves. Hope is what our program is all about.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, in our program we share our experiences, our strengths, and our hopes. Thank you for giving all three of these to me to share.
Action for the Day:
I will share my hope for the future with myself, my Higher Power, and my friends. I also will share this with someone who has lost hope.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
It doesn’t seem right that it’s so difficult to fit your closest friends into your schedule. However, you’re being pulled in so many directions now that it’s tricky to know what to prioritize. Chances are there are people missing you too, and you may need to erase activities you penciled in to be with the ones you love. The dutiful Capricorn Moon in your 7th House of Companions nudges you to spend quality time with someone near and dear to you. Rumi teaches, “With life as short as a half-taken breath, don’t plant anything but love.”