Daily Recovery Readings for October 17, 2017:
A DAILY TUNE-UP
Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God’s will into all of our activities.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 85
How do I maintain my spiritual condition? For me it’s quite simple: on a daily basis I ask my Higher Power to grant me the gift of sobriety for that day! I have talked to many alcoholics who have gone back to drinking and I always ask them: “Did you pray for sobriety the day you took your first drink?” Not one of them said yes. As I practice Step Ten and try to keep my house in order on a daily basis, I have the knowledge that if I ask for a daily reprieve, it will be granted.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
When drinking, or getting over a bout, an alcoholic, sometimes the model of honesty when normal, will do incredible things. Afterward, his revulsion will be terrible. Nearly always, these antics indicate nothing more than temporary conditions.
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, To Employers, pg. 140~
Keep It Simple
Every child is an artist. The problem is remain an artist once your grow up.—Pablo Picasso
We each have colorful ideas waiting to be shared. We’re alive inside. But do we let this side of us show? Our disease stole much of the child like openness. Many of us were taught that growing up meant denying the child within us. Many of us grew up in homes where it wasn’t safe to act alive and creative. Whatever the reason, it’s time to claim the child, the artist, in each of us. Each of our programs is different, and each has its artistic touch. When we tell our stories, we share our life. And our lives are unique and alive. The more alive we become, the more color we bring to others and ourselves. Let’s not be afraid to add color to our lives.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, help me claim the child inside of me. Joy is choice. Help me choose it.
Action for the Day:
Today, I’ll work at not hiding myself from others. I’ll be alive, and I’ll greet everyone I meet with the openness of a child.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
You want to see the visible results of your efforts right away, but circumstances beyond your control prevent you from completing the task at hand today. Unfortunately, an unfinished project doesn’t produce the impact you seek, leaving you with little to show for your work. Fortunately, your natural tenacity rides to the rescue now, inspiring you to persist as long as necessary. The initial deadline might come and go, but your unrelenting desire to achieve a positive outcome all but ensures your ultimate satisfaction.