Daily Recovery Readings for July 17, 2017:
GRATEFUL FOR WHAT I HAVE
During this process of learning more about humility, the most profound result of all was the change in our attitude toward God.
— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 75
Today my prayers consist mostly of saying thank you to my Higher Power for my sobriety and for the wonder of God’s abundance, but I need to ask also for help and the power to carry out His will for me. I no longer need God each minute to rescue me from the situations I get myself into by not doing His will. Now my gratitude seems to be directly linked to humility. As long as I have the humility to be grateful for what I have, God continues to provide for me.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“Another principle we observe carefully is that we do not relate intimate experiences of another person unless we are sure he would approve. We find it better, when possible, to stick to our own stories. A man may criticize or laugh at himself and it will affect others favorably, but criticism or ridicule coming from another often produces the contrary effect.”
Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, The Family Afterward, pg. 125
Keep It Simple
It takes twenty years to become an overnight success.—Eddie Cantor
Successful people make life look easy. But it’s not. Years of hard work, trial and error, and learning probably went on into each success. The key is this: We must choose to do what we really like. If we want to be successful, we’ll have to work at it. We’ll have letdowns, and we’ll get bored at times. But we’ll be happy because we’re doing what we want, what we know is best for us. Real success has to do with our own happiness.
In our programs, we’ll meet many successful people. They’ve worked hard at recovery, and they are still learning. And they’re happy to share their success with us.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, thank-you for the success the program has already given me.
Action for the Day:
I’ll list three ways I know I am a success today. Number one: I’m sober!
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
Although you may experience a surge of unexpressed feelings rising to the surface today, it isn’t strong enough to pull you away from the sweetness of your life. However, negative emotions can still detract from an otherwise positive experience. Remain open to the love that is all around you now, even if you are wary of it morphing into something different from what you ultimately desire. Sri Chinmoy teaches, “Peace begins when expectation ends.”