Daily Recovery Readings for September 21, 2017:
THE LAST PROMISE
We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 84
The last Promise in the Big Book came true for me on the very first day of sobriety. God kept me sober that day, and on every other day I allowed Him to operate in my life. He gives me the strength, courage and guidance to meet my responsibilities in life so that I am then able to reach out and help others stay sober and grow. He manifests within me, making me a channel of His word, thought and deed. He works with my inner self, while I produce in the outer world, for He will not do for me what I can do for myself. I must be willing to do His work, so that He can function through me successfully.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
<b><u>Big Book Quote</u></b>
Do not be discouraged if your prospect does not respond at once. Search out another alcoholic and try again. You are sure to find someone desperate enough to accept with eagerness what you offer. We find it a waste of time to keep chasing a man who cannot or will not work with you. If you leave such a person alone, he may soon become
convinced that he cannot recover by himself. To spend too much time on any one situation is to deny some other alcoholic an opportunity to live and be happy.
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Working With Others, pg. 96~
<b><u>Keep It Simple</u></b>
Love doesn’t make the world go around. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Before recovery, anger, self-pity, and sadness often filled our hearts. The world went on. We came to hate the ride.
In recovery, love fills our hearts. We begin to love life. Love is really caring about what happens to other people. Love is what makes the ride worth it. We find much love in our program.
People really mater to us. We really matter to others. For many of us, we learn how to love in our meetings. The program teaches love because the program is love.
Prayer for the Day:
I pray that I’ll welcome love into my heart and others into my life. Love brings me closer to my Higher Power.
Action for the Day:
I’ll list all the people I love and why they matter to me.
<b><u>Daily Horoscope – Cancer</u></b>
A family member or friend might make unexpected demands of your time today, placing you in an uncomfortable position. You already have plans and aren’t thrilled about canceling them just to accommodate someone else. Nevertheless, you are devoted to keeping the peace now, and will find a way to graciously handle the situation without giving away your power. Evolution reminds us that adaptation is the key to survival.