Daily Recovery Readings for September 27, 2017:
When brimming with gratitude, one’s heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, . . .
— AS BILL SEES IT, p. 37
While practicing service to others, if my successes give rise to grandiosity, I must reflect on what brought me to this point. What has been given joyfully, with love, must be passed on without reservation and without expectation. For as I grow, I find that no matter how much I give with love, I receive much more in spirit.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
When ready, we say something like this: My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad. I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character which stands in the way of my usefulness to you and my fellows. Grant me strength, as I go out from here, to do your bidding. Amen. We have then completed Step Seven.
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Into Action, pg. 76~
Keep It Simple
Honesty is the backbone of our recovery program. Honesty opens us up. It breaks down the walls we had built around our secret world. Those walls made a prison for us. But all of that is now changed. We are free.
Honesty has made us wise. We aren’t sneaking drinks anymore. We don’t have a stash to protect.
People who didn’t trust us now depend on our honesty. People who worked hard to avoid us, now seek us out. Self-honesty is the greatest gift we can give ourselves.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, You are truth. I pray that I may not turn away from truth. I will not lie. My life depends on honesty.
Action For the Day:
For twenty or thirty minutes, I will think about how learning to be honest has changed my life.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
Although unexpected changes at work may accelerate your rise to success, you might not be eager to sacrifice quality time at home with your family. You won’t likely be happy with professional advancement unless you can coordinate your new responsibilities with your personal life. Don’t just assume that you will be able to do it all. It’s in everyone’s best interest to address these concerns sooner than later. Coach John Wooden wrote, “Next to love, balance is the most important thing.”