Daily Recovery Readings
June 13, 2017
LIVING OUR AMENDS
“Years of living with an alcoholic is almost sure to make any wife or child neurotic. The entire family is, to some extent, ill.”
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 122
It is important for me to realize that, as an alcoholic, I not only hurt myself but also those around me. Making amends to my family, and to the families of alcoholics still suffering, will always be important. Understanding the havoc I created and trying to repair the destruction, will be a lifelong endeavor. The example of my sobriety may give others hope, and faith to help themselves.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“Frothy emotional appeal seldom suffices. The message which can interest and hold these alcoholic people must have depth and weight. In nearly all cases, their ideals must be grounded in a power greater than themselves, if they are to re-create their lives.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, The Doctor’s Opinion, pg. xxviii~
Keep It Simple
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work. —Robert Frost
Worry—it’s a lonely activity. It puts distance between us and others. Our program is full of ideas about what to do with worry. On Step Three, we turn our will and our lives over to God. This includes worry.
Our slogans also suggest what to do with worry. One Day at a Time. Live and Let Live. Easy Does It. Let Go and Let God. Their main message is to stop worrying. Trust the program. Trust your Higher Power. Everything will be okay.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, I give You my worries. Teach me how to trust again. I want to trust in You, my program, and myself.
Action for the Day:
I’ll write the program slogans listed above on a piece of paper, and I’ll read them over today. I’ll let myself live them today.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
You don’t want to work hard today, but you might not have the freedom to choose. Thankfully, each of your actions produces near-immediate positive effects. However, short-term success is no reason to think you’re finished, so conserve some energy for the days ahead. Don’t attempt to complete everything all at once. Spread the most demanding chores over the next few days for the best results. Ambiguity reigns where logic does not.