Daily Recovery Readings for September 22, 2017:
A “LIMITLESS LODE”dr
Like a gaunt prospector, belt drawn in over the last ounce of food, our pick struck gold. Joy at our release from a lifetime of frustration knew no bounds. Father feels he has struck something better than gold. For a time he may try to hug the new treasure to himself. He may not see at once that he has barely scratched a limitless lode which will pay dividends only if he mines it for the rest of his life and insists on giving away the entire product.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, pp. 128-29
When I talk with a newcomer to A.A., my past looks me straight in the face. I see the pain in those hopeful eyes, I extend my hand, and then the miracle happens: I become healed. My problems vanish as I reach out to this trembling soul.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
One of the many doctors who had the opportunity of reading this book in manuscript form told us that the use of sweets was often helpful, of course depending upon a doctors advice. He thought all alcoholics should constantly have chocolate available for its quick energy value at times of fatigue. He added that occasionally in the night a vague craving arose which would be satisfied by candy. Many of us have noticed a tendency to eat sweets and have found this practice beneficial.
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, The Family Afterward, pg. 133~
Keep It Simple
One Day at a Time – Program slogan
This slogan means we are to take with us only the joys and problems of the present day.
We don’t carry with us the mistakes of the days gone by. We have no room for them. We are to work at loving others today. Just today.
It’s crazy for us to think we can handle more than one day at a time. During our illness, we lived everywhere but in the here and now. We looked to the future or punished ourselves with our past. One Day at a Time teaches us to go easy. It teaches us to focus on what really means anything to us: the here and now.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, help me turn the slogans of my programs into a way of life. Help me to live life moment by moment, One Day at a Time.
Action for the Day:
Today, I’ll practice living in the present. When I find myself living in the past or in the future, I’ll bring
myself back to today.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
Although you may be dreaming about the future, you’re still quite attached to the past. You enjoy your nostalgic trips down Memory Lane, but you’re obsessed with recreating the good old days now, and preserving them for the journey ahead. Luckily, your mind is like a steel trap today, and time is on your side. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi said, “Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower, and draws all good things toward you.”