Daily Recovery Readings for August 19, 2017:
A FRAME OF REFERENCE
Referring to our list [inventory] again. Putting out of our minds the wrongs others had done, we resolutely looked for our own mistakes. Where had we been selfish, dishonest, self-seeking and frightened?
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 67
There is a wonderful freedom in not needing constant approval from colleagues at work or from the people I love. I wish I had known about this Step before, because once I developed a frame of reference, I felt able to do the next right thing, knowing that the action fit the situation and that it was the correct thing to do.
<b><u>Big Book Quote</u></b>
“Actually we were fooling ourselves, for deep down in every man, woman, and child, is the fundamental idea of God. It may be obscured by calamity, by pomp, by worship of other things, but in some form or other it is there. For faith in a Power greater than ourselves, and miraculous demonstrations of that power in human lives, are facts as old as man himself.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, We Agnostics, pg. 55~
<b><u>Keep It Simple</u></b>
The future is made of the same stuff as the present. — Simone Weil
We found we didn’t need magic to recover—we needed a miracle! Now we are walking miracles.
Part of our miracle is that we see how important today is. We can’t change our future unless we change today. So we live One Day at a Time. By living today well, we make our future better. There is comfort in knowing that the program will be there. Hope we’ll be there.
Old-timers say sobriety is easy if we go by one simple rule: don’t drink and go to meeting.
Life can get simpler; they don’t change much. Staying sober will be easier for us over time.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, help me keep my sobriety simple. Help me accept the rules of life.
Action for the Day:
I will list three things that will be there for me tomorrow and the next day, because I’m working on them today.
<b><u>Daily Horoscope – Cancer</u></b>
You may be happily emerging from a long-term incubation. Although the cosmic egg served its purpose, you don’t need to give anyone your reasons why you’re ready to leave the nest. You understand that you’ll remain where you are unless you start breaking your way out today. Author Israelmore Ayivor wrote, “You can dance in the storm. Don’t wait for the rain to be over because it might take too long. Wherever you are, you can start right now, this very moment.”