DR – December 8, 2017

Daily Recovery Readings for December 8, 2017:

<b><u>Daily Reflection</u></b>

SERVICE

Life will take on a new meaning. To watch people recover,to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you. to have a host of friends – this is an experience you must not miss. . . . Frequent contact with newcomers and with each other is the bright spot of our lives.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 89

It is through service that the greatest rewards are to be found. But to be in a position of offering true, useful and effective service to others, I must first work on myself. This means that I have to abandon myself to God, admitting my faults and clearing away the wreckage of my past. Work on myself has taught me how to find the necessary peace and serenity to successfully merge inspiration and experience. I have learned how to be, in the truest sense, an open channel of sobriety.

From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

<b><u>Big Book Quote</u></b>

“It is plain that a life which includes deep resentment leads only to futility and unhappiness. To the precise extent that we permit these, do we squander the hours that might have been worth while.”

~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, How It Works, pg. 66~

<b><u>Keep It Simple</u></b>

“When I was about 12, I used to think I must be a genius, but nobody’s noticed.”—John Lennon.

“We all have secret ideas about ourselves. How often we have said to ourselves, If only They knew…But if we watch others, we see that many of their ideas are not so secret. We can often guess how they see themselves by the way they act. We all act out our secrets. Faith means trusting our Higher Power with our secrets. Faith in others means trusting them with our secret feelings. Why share these secrets? When we were using alcohol or other drugs we lived too much in a secret world. We need to give up the secrets that keep us from others. We need others in our lives. Our spirits need to be close to others.

Prayer for the Day:
God, help me to live in ways I’m not ashamed to tell others. Allow me to meet you and others, free of shame.

Action for the Day:
Today, I’ll share one of my secrets w/ a loving friend.”

<b><u>Daily Horoscope – Cancer</u></b>

You may start off today like there’s no tomorrow. But you might work at such a fevered pace that you lose sight of your ambitious goal. You certainly don’t want to be exhausted before you fulfill your obligations. Unfortunately, if you slow down to conserve your energy, you could lose momentum. Although you’re attracted to extreme solutions now, the moderate ones are the most enduring. A Yiddish proverb warns: “Measure twice, cut once.”

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