Daily Recovery Readings
June 26, 2017
A GIFT THAT GROWS WITH TIME
For most normal folks, drinking means conviviality, companionship and colorful imagination. It means release from care, boredom and worry. It is joyous intimacy with friends and a feeling that life is good.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 151
The longer I chased these elusive feelings with alcohol, the more out of reach they were. However, by applying this passage to my sobriety, I found that it described the magnificent new life made available to me by the A.A. program. “It” truly does “get better” one day at a time. The warmth, the love and the joy so simply expressed in these words grow in breadth and depth each time I read it. Sobriety is a gift that grows with time.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“Outsiders are sometimes shocked when we burst into merriment over a seemingly tragic experience out of the past. But why shouldn’t we laugh? We have recovered, and have been given the power to help others.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, The Family Afterward, pg. 132~
Keep It Simple
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads.—Albert Camus
Sometimes we sat we’re getting out lives together. Together with what? With our selves. The Twelve Steps help us clean up the mess we’ve made. We’re fixing our mistakes. We’re looking at ourselves closely—at what we believe, what we feel, what we like to do, who we are. We’re asking our High Power to help us to be our best.
No wonder over lives are coming together! No wonder we feel more peace, harmony, and happiness!
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, help me remember the best harmony comes when I sing from Your songbook.
Action for the Day:
Today, I’ll make choices that are in line with who I am.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
Your emotional reactions continue to be strong, but something in your heart shifts now. You might be afraid of sharing your desires because you’re concerned about being judged. Nevertheless, yesterday’s worries become today’s acceptance. Don’t go silent, pretending that everything is fine. Take a chance and let a close friend know exactly what is bothering you, but be careful to maintain a blameless attitude. Bryant McGill wrote, “There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.”