Daily Recovery Readings for August 3, 2017:
. . . TO BE OF SERVICE
Our real purpose is to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to God and the people about us. — ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 77
It is clear that God’s plan for me is expressed through love. God loved me enough to take me from alleys and jails so that I could be made a useful participant in His world. My response is to love all of His children through service and by example. I ask God to help me imitate His love for me through my love for others.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“Much has already been said about receiving strength, inspiration, and direction from Him who has all knowledge and power. If we have carefully followed directions, we have begun to sense the flow of His Spirit into us. To some extent, we have become God-conscious. We have begun to develop this vital sixth sense. But we must go further
and that means more action.” ~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Into Action, pg. 85~
Keep It Simple
Alcoholism isn’t a spectator sport. Eventually, the whole family gets to play.
One of the biggest lies addicts can tell themselves is, “I’m not hurting
anyone but myself.”
This is just another way we don’t see how important we are to others.
During our using, love was a burden. When anyone showed love for us, we turned away. They hurt. And we hurt.
In recovery, when ready, we try and help our families heal. We listen as
they speak of how our illness has hurt them. We comfort them as they tell their stories. Remember, our illness hurt them. Remember, our recovery will help them heal.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, help me face the pain my illness has brought to others. Let me know their pain. Let it help me stay sober.
Action for the Day:
I will list all persons my illness has hurt. I will say a prayer for them,
even if they have harmed me.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
You might think your agenda is bulletproof, but it is not. In fact, shifting circumstances at work may shoot holes through your plans today, forcing you to reassess your assumptions. But all is not lost; thankfully, the cosmos is offering you a chance to proceed with greater certainty than ever before. Just don’t let self-doubt tempt you to quit before you reach your goal. The biggest mistake you could ever make now is being too afraid to make one.