DR – August 1, 2017

Daily Recovery Readings for August 1, 2017:

Daily Reflection


The spiritual life is not a theory. We have to live it. — ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 83

When new in the program, I couldn’t comprehend living the spiritual aspect of the program, but now that I’m sober, I can’t comprehend living without it. Spirituality was what I had been seeking. God, as I understand Him, has given me answers to the whys that kept me drinking for twenty years. By living a spiritual life, by asking God for help, I have learned to love, care for and feel compassion for all my fellow men, and to feel joy in a world where, before, I felt only fear.

From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

Big Book Quote

“The tremendous fact for every one of us is that we have discovered a common solution. We have a way out on which we can absolutely agree, and upon which we can join in brotherly and harmonious action. This is the great news this book carries to those who suffer from alcoholism.” ~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, There Is A Solution, pg. 17

Keep It Simple

Made a list of all persons we had harmed . . . —First half of Step Eight

By the time we get to Step Eight, we’re ready to work on our relationships.

We start by making a list of all persons we’ve harmed. We look at where we
have been at fault. We own our behavior.

Now we’re healing, and we must help others to heal too. Our list must be as
complete as we can make it. As our recovery goes on we’ll remember others
we have hurt. We add them to our list. By doing this, we heal even more.

Remember, this Step is for us. It is to help us stay sober.

Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, help me make a complete list. Help me keep it open-ended.
Allow me and those I’ve harmed to be healed.

Action for the Day:
Even if I’ve made a list before, I’ll make another one today. I will list
all those I have harmed.

Daily Horoscope – Cancer

You might not have a lot to say today; you’re too busy taking care of business to waste time in social niceties. The Moon’s shift into your 6th House of Daily Routine demands that you are serious when it comes to meeting your responsibilities. Of course, it’s crucial to get your chores finished in a timely manner. However, it’s healthy to leave some room for more enjoyable activities as long as you don’t let them hijack your day. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

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