Daily Recovery Readings
June 7, 2017
Since most of us are born with an abundance of natural desires, it isn’t strange that we often let these far exceed their intended purpose. When they drive us blindly, or we willfully demand that they supply us with more satisfactions or pleasures than are possible or due us, that is the point at which we depart from the degree of perfection that God wishes for us here on earth. That is the measure of our character defects, or, if you wish, of our sins.
— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 65
This is where long-term hope is born and perspective is gained, both of the nature of my illness and the path of my recovery. The beauty of A.A. lies in knowing that my life, with God’s help, will improve. The A.A. journey becomes richer, the understanding becomes truth, the dreams become realities — and today becomes forever.
As I step into the A.A. light, my heart fills with the presence of God.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“We are people who normally would not mix. But there exists among us a fellowship, a friendliness, and an understanding which is indescribably wonderful.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, There Is A Solution, pg. 17~
Keep It Simple
Forgiveness is the way to true health and happiness.—Gerald Jampolsky
We can’t afford to hold grudges. We have all felt hurt by others at times. But when we stay angry at another person, it hurts us. It keeps our wounds open. It takes our energy away from healing.
We can forgive now. We know that living our program of honesty and love make us safe. We don’t have to be afraid. We don’t have to be angry. We don’t have to let old hurts stand in our way. We let them go. We empty the angers from the hearts to clear the way for love.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, help me forgive the people I’m still angry with. Help me see that each of those people taught me something about myself.
Action for the Day:
Am I holding on to anger and resentment? If so, I’ll make a list today, and I’ll talk with my sponsor about ways to let go of them.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
Your thoughts are running around in a multitude of directions today and you could exhaust yourself chasing each and every one of them. However, messenger Mercury’s move into your 12th House of Privacy obscures your true motives. You are quite self-contained and even people close to you won’t likely realize the intensity of your unsettled emotions. There’s nothing wrong with keeping your visions to yourself as long as you remember to stay conscious of them. Scott Ringenbach wrote, “Imagination is the reality of the dreamer.”