Daily Recovery Readings for September 3, 2017:
We feel a man is unthinking when he says sobriety is enough.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 82
When I reflect on Step Nine, I see that physical sobriety must be enough for me. I need to remember the hopelessness I felt before I found sobriety, and how I was willing to go to any lengths for it. Physical sobriety is not enough for those around me, however, since I must see that God’s gift is used to build a new life for my family and loved ones. Just as importantly, I must be available to help others who want the A.A. way of life.
I ask God to help me share the gift of sobriety so that its benefits may be shown to those I know and love.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
We have entered the world of the Spirit. Our next function is to grow in understanding and effectiveness. This is not an overnight matter. It should continue for our lifetime.
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Into Action, pg. 84~
Keep It Simple
You will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. . . — Alcoholics Anonymous
As we work the Steps, we fix our broken lives. Many things in our new life have been painful. Our addiction to alcohol or drugs made it all worse. But if things hadn’t gotten so bad we might not have gotten into recovery.
We have changed so much! We have learned so much about life, our Higher Power, and ourselves in order to fix our lives. We can’t act like nothing in the past matters. It does matter because it brought us to this new life. And is better already!
Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me face my past and heal the wounds—my wounds and others’ wounds.
Action for the Day: Today, I’ll three things I’m ashamed of. How can I make amends for them when I work Step Nine? I will call my sponsor if I need help.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
Your thoughts are turning to mundane matters today, particularly those you recently let slide without final resolution. However, you prefer to make use of your free time now by demonstrating your love for friends and family. You’re aware that your actions speak louder than words, but you find yourself repeating what you previously said anyway. You’re worried that people will misinterpret your intentions and you could needlessly obsess over the details of your message. Author Zora Neale Hurston wrote, “It was not death she feared. It was misunderstanding.”