Daily Recovery Readings
May 10, 2017
FREE AT LAST
Another great dividend we may expect from confiding our defects to another human being is humility – a word often misunderstood. . . . it amounts to a clear recognition of what and who we really are, followed by a sincere attempt to become what we could be.
— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 58
I knew deep inside that if I were ever to be joyous, happy and free, I had to share my past life with some other individual. The joy and relief I experienced after doing so were beyond description. Almost immediately after taking the Fifth Step, I felt free from the bondage of self and the bondage of alcohol. That freedom remains after 36 years, a day at a time. I found that God could do for me what I couldn’t do for myself.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“We think it no concern of ours what religious bodies our members identify themselves with as individuals. This should be an entirely personal affair which each one decides for himself in the light of past associations, or his present choice.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, There Is A Solution, pg. 28~
Keep It Simple
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
Doing something with our lives, not just talking about it, is important. When we were sick with our addiction, what we did was drink or use other drugs. We only talked about what we wanted to do. Now that we are sober, we can really live our lives.
We’ve already done a lot. we’ve gotten help for our chemical dependency. We’ve facing the harm we did to our families. We’ve let other people into our lives.
Before recovery, we didn’t have to tell people we were alcoholics and addicts. Our actions showed it, if people knew what to look for. Now we don’t have to tell people we were recovering, because our actions will show it.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, let my actions show that I am getting better every day.
Action for the Day:
Today, I’ll let my actions speak louder than words. I’ll do one thing that I have been saying I want to do.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
You could place too much weight on one interaction and attempt to intensify a relationship too quickly. Whether you’re considering transitioning a friendship into a romance or a casual associate into a business partner, the Scorpio Full Moon casts its light in your 5th House of Spontaneity, triggering feelings that are outside of your conscious control. Nevertheless, trying to deny what’s in your heart is unnecessary; simply ride the emotional currents wherever they carry you. Lao Tzu wrote, “Be still like a mountain and flow like a great river.”