Daily Recovery Readings
April 3, 2017
ACCEPTING OUR HUMANNESS
We finally saw that the inventory should be ours, not the other man’s. So we admitted our wrongs honestly and became willing to set these matters straight.
— AS BILL SEES IT, p. 222
Why is it that the alcoholic is so unwilling to accept responsibility? I used to drink because of the things that other people did to me. Once I came to A.A. I was told to look at where I had been wrong. What did I have to do with all these different matters? When I simply accepted that I had a part in them, I was able to put it on paper and see it for what it was-humanness. I am not expected to be perfect! I have made errors before and I will make them again. To be honest about them allows me to accept them-and myself-and those with whom I had the differences; from there, recovery is just a short distance ahead.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“We feel we are on the Broad Highway, walking hand in hand with the Spirit of the Universe.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Into Action, Page 75~
Keep It Simple
Rest is the guardian of health.—Melba Colgrave
Now that we are sober, we’re feeling better than we have in years. We’re busy too. We attend meetings and visit friends. We have work,
school, families, and homes to keep up with.
It’s easy to forget to rest. We forgot that our bodies and minds need time off. We need plenty of sleep each night. And we need a lazy weekend now and than to let our bodies recover from to go,
go, go of daily life.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, help me listen to my body. Remind me to slow down and rest now and then.
Action for the Day:
How much have I rested lately? Have I gotten enough sleep each night? What can I do in the next two days to rest my body, mind, and spirit?
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
You might respond to a moral dilemma at work by remaining quiet and hoping the ill winds will blow by quickly. However, your silence does not indicate a lack of a viable plan; it only reveals your fear of potential rejection. You are worried that the support you need could fall short of your expectations once you go out on a limb. But inaction is a luxury you can’t afford. Albert Einstein wrote, “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”