Daily Recovery Readings
June 6, 2017
ALL WE DO IS TRY
Can He now take them all — every one? — ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 76
In doing Step Six it helped me a lot to remember that I am striving for “spiritual progress.” Some of my character defects may be with me for the rest of my life, but most have been toned down or eliminated. All that Step Six asks of me is to become willing to name my defects, claim them as my own, and be willing to discard the ones I can, just for today. As I grow in the program, many of my defects become more objectionable to me than previously and, therefore, I need to repeat Step Six so that I can become happier with myself and maintain my serenity.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“We learned that we had to fully concede to our innermost selves that
we were alcoholics.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, More About Alcoholism, pg. 30~
Keep It Simple
Fortunate are the people whose roots are deep.—Agnes Meyer
A tree’s roots seek water and minerals. Though the roots can’t be seen easily seen, they are there.
The life of the tree depends on them. The stronger a tree’s roots, the higher a tree can grow.
We need to set deep roots into the soil of recovery. The soil of recovery is made up of the Twelve Steps, fellowship, and service to others. We’ll have to get through storms and high winds in our return to health. In so doing, we’ll become beautiful, strong, and spiritual. We’ll be able to live with both the gentle breezes and the heavy winds of life.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, help me believe in what I can’t see. Just as I believe that the roots of a tree are there because I can see the leaves. I believe in a Higher Power because I can see the results.
Action for the Day:
I will ask myself, “Which Step do I need to work on the most right now?” I will volunteer to give a meeting on that Step.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
You can’t avoid your current obligations, but you might attempt to lessen your workload today. Your long-term career goals are shifting now that you’re participating in more social activities. Sweet Venus moves into your 11th House of Groups, drawing you closer to your circle of friends. Thankfully, you’re more prone to accept help with your chores, which gives you a chance to bask in a lovely sense of camaraderie. Activist Dorothy Day said, “We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found that the answer is community.”