Daily Recovery Readings
April 7, 2017
A WIDE ARC OF GRATITUDE
And, speaking for Dr. Bob and myself, I gratefully declare that had it not been for our wives, Anne and Lois, neither of us could have lived to see A.A.’s beginning.
— THE A.A. WAY OF LIFE, p. 67
Am I capable of such generous tribute and gratitude to my wife, parents and friends, without whose support I might never have survived to reach A.A.’s doors? I will work on this and try to see the plan my Higher Power is showing me which links our lives together.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“Once we have taken this step, withholding nothing, we are delighted. We can look the world in the eye. We can be alone at perfect peace and ease. Our fears fall from us. We begin to feel the nearness of our Creator. We may have had certain spiritual beliefs, but now we begin to have a spiritual experience.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Into Action, pg. 75
Keep It Simple
To make the world a friendly place One must show it a friendly face.
—James Whitcomb Riley
We are beginning to learn that we get what we expect. Why? If we believe that people are out to get us, we’ll not treat them well. We will think it’s okay to “get them” before they “get us.” Then, they’ll be angry and want to get even. And on it goes. It’s great when we can meet the world with a balance. We are honest people. We can expect others to be fair with us. We get the faith, strength, and courage to do this because of our trust in our Higher Power.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, I put my life in Your care. Use me to spread Your love to others.
Action for the Day:
Today, I’ll spread friendliness. I will greet people with a smile.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
A simple mood change could turn your day upside down, pulling you into intriguing and complex relationship dynamics. No matter how positive you are feeling about the future, you are driven to express unresolved feelings for the sake of clearing the air. Meanwhile, professional success seems elusive now, progress slips into the shadows every time you approach it. Temporarily set logic aside and listen to your intuition today; tapping into other dimensions works in your favor.