Daily Recovery Readings for September 10, 2017:
RECOVERY BY PROXY?
They [the Promises] will always materialize if we work for them.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 84
Sometimes I think: “Making these amends is going too far! No one should have to humble himself like that!” However, it is this very humbling of myself that brings me that much closer to the sunlight of the spirit. A.A. is the only hope I have if I am to continue healing and gain a life of happiness, friendship, and harmony.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“Whether the family has spiritual convictions or not, they may do well to examine the principles by which the alcoholic member is trying to live. They can hardly fail to approve these simple principles, though the head of the house still fails somewhat in practicing them. Nothing will help the man who is off on a spiritual tangent so much as the wife who adopts a sane spiritual program, making a better practical use of it.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, The Family Afterward, pg. 130~
Keep It Simple
If you want a thing done “right,” you have to do it yourself.—Anonymous
We addicts can be very picky. We think there’s only one way to do things. It’s our way,
But we call it the right way. When we think like this, three things happen. First, we put
down other people. Second, we end up doing all the work. Third, everyone feels bad.
The other person feels hurt that we don’t respect him or her. And we feel angry
because we “had” to do all the work.
We need to know that there are many ways to do things. It’s okay when others don’t
do things our way. Their way probably works just fine for them. If they want your
advice they’ll ask for it.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, help me accept other people and their ways.
Action for the Day:
Today, I’ll watch how other people do things. Maybe I’ll learn a better way to do some things.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
You are meticulous in your approach to solving a dilemma today; you’ll leave no stone unturned as you seek the best solution. Strong analytical skills empower you to ferret out problems, even if you thought they were handled a long time ago. However, you’re also pragmatic enough to call off the search the moment you discover a viable path to follow. Thomas Edison said, “The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.”