Daily Recovery Readings for December 25, 2017:
AT PEACE WITH LIFE
Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God’s will into all of our activities. “How can I best serve Thee—Thy will (not mine) be done.”
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 85
I read this passage each morning, to start off my day, because it is a continual reminder to “practice these principles in all my affairs.” When I keep God’s will at the forefront of my mind, I am able to do what I should be doing, and that puts me at peace with life, with myself and with God.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“Our description of the alcoholic, the chapter to the agnostic, and our personal adventure before and after make clear three pertinent ideas:
(a) That we were alcoholic and could not manage our own lives.
(b) That probably no human power could have relieved our alcoholism.
(c) That God could and would if He were sought.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, How It Works, Page 60~
Keep It Simple
To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.–Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz.
Not that we’re getting well. We feel the need for love more than ever. We tried to avoid love by using chemicals to feel good. But it didn’t work. Addiction cut us off even more from people. How do we fill our needs for love? We can think about this fact: People give us love all the time. Only we just haven’t seen it. Every time someone comes to a meeting to get well with us, that is love. Love isn’t all-or-nothing.
Little gems of love are all over. Watch them. Enjoy them. Give them to others.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, love comes from You. Help me see it, and give it.
Action for the Day:
I’ll look three persons in the eye today and send them love in my smile.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
Someone may rain on your parade today, but a delayed start won’t necessarily dampen any of the fun. You desperately want to maintain a sunny attitude, but hiding your feelings is not as easy as it sounds, especially when you’re with people who can see through your defensive tactics. Taking a risk in revealing your vulnerability requires courage, but standing up for your beliefs is good for your soul.