Daily Recovery Readings for August 26, 2017:
GIVING IT AWAY
“Though they knew they must help other alcoholics if they would remain sober, that motive became secondary. It was transcended by the happiness they found in giving themselves to others.” ~Alcoholics Anonymous, p.159
Those words, for me, refer to a transference of power, through which God, as I understand Him, enters my life. Through prayer and meditation, I open channels, then I establish and improve my conscious contact with God. Through action I then receive the power I need to maintain my sobriety each day. By maintaining my spiritual condition, by giving away what has been freely given to me, I am granted a daily reprieve.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“We commenced to make many fast friends and a fellowship has grown up among us of which it is a wonderful thing to feel a part. The joy of living we really have, even under pressure and difficulty.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Bill’s Story, pg. 15~
Keep It Simple
THINK —Alcoholics Anonymous slogan
Now that we’re recovering, our minds are free. We can think. When we are faced with problems or choices, we can do this:
Ask, “What is the problem?”
Make a list of what we can do to work on the problem.
Decide which of the actions on our list might work.
Pick the action that seems the best so far.
Ask ourselves, “Can I do it? Will I do it? If not, it’s not a good plan.
Talk to our sponsor if we need help thinking it out.
Look back on it. Did it work? If not, go back and try something else.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, help me to think well. Help me to see things clearly.
Action for the Day:
Today, I’ll use the points listed above to help me think about a choice I have to make.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
Your senses are particularly sharp today, enabling you to tell the difference between acceptable and extraordinary. For example, some people might not notice, but you can discern the nuances between food that tastes good and an epicurean delight. You’re willing to spend more time or money to create the most memorable experience possible now. After all, the ones you love deserve the very best, and so do you. Gordon B. Hinckley wrote, “Mediocrity will never do. You are capable of something better.”