Daily Recovery Readings
June 14, 2017
WHEN THE GOING GETS ROUGH
It is a design for living that works in rough going. ~ ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 15
When I came to A.A., I realized that A.A. worked wonderfully to help keep me sober. But could it work on real life problems, not concerned with drinking? I had my doubts. After being sober for more than two years I got my answer. I lost my job, developed physical problems, my diabetic father lost a leg, and someone I loved left me for another — and all of this happened during a two-week period. Reality crashed in, yet A.A. was there to support, comfort, and strengthen me. The principles I had learned during my early days of sobriety became a mainstay of my life, for not only did I come through, but I never stopped being able to help newcomers. A.A. taught me not to be overwhelmed, but rather to accept and understand my life as it unfolded.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“…I humbly offered myself to God, as I then I understood Him, to do with me as He would. I placed myself unreservedly under His care and direction. I admitted for the first time that of myself I was nothing; that without Him I was lost. I ruthlessly faced my sins and became willing to have my new-found Friend take them away, root and branch.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Bill’s Story, pg. 13~
Keep It Simple
Time is nature’s way of keeping everything from happening at once.—unknown
Time always seems to pass too slowly or too quickly for us. .We want the fun times to last longer. We want the boring or painful times to go faster. But times goes at just the right pace. Any faster, and we wouldn’t have enough time to learn as we go. Any slower, and we’d lose interest. In our program, we learn to respect the pace of time. We let go, and we let time go at it’s own pace. We call this patience.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, thank-you for patience. Help me look forward to the future without rushing. Help me live fully in the here and now. Help me make today a good one by doing Your will.
Action for the Day:
I’ll list five ways I can use time to be more healthy—in body, mind and spirit. Which of these five things can I do today?
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
Untangling a problem today won’t lead to satisfaction if your solution is anything less than enchanting. This is what Keats meant when he wrote, “Beauty is truth; truth beauty.” Nevertheless, you could easily mislead yourself into believing you know where you want to go when you’re actually heading somewhere else. Don’t wait; it’s time to put on the most practical pair of glasses you can find. The most reliable answers are revealed now once you see the world exactly as it is.