Daily Recovery Readings for January 11, 2018:
THE 100% STEP
Only Step One, where we made the 100 percent admission we were powerless over alcohol, can be practiced with absolute perfection.
— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 68
Long before I was able to obtain sobriety in A.A., I knew without a doubt that alcohol was killing me, yet even with this knowledge, I was unable to stop drinking. So, when faced with Step One, I found it easy to admit that I lacked the power to not drink. But was my life unmanageable? Never! Five months after coming into A.A., I was drinking again and wondered why.
Later on, back in A.A. and smarting from my wounds, I learned that Step One is the only Step that can be taken 100%. And that the only way to take it 100% is to take 100% of the Step. That was many twenty-four hours ago and I haven’t had to take Step One again.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“When the spiritual malady is overcome, we straighten out mentally and physically.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, How It Works, Page 64~
Keep It Simple
If there is a harder way of doing something, someone will find it. —Ralph E. Ross
When we used alcohol or other drugs, we did most things the hard way. We could turn a simple task into a day-long project. We could turn a simple problem into an argument. We were creative giants in doing things the hard way! we need to change this. We deserve easier lives. It’s okay to take the smooth road .
In our program ,We have slogans for this: Keep It Simple, Let Go and Let God, First Things First, and Easy Does It. These slogans remind us that it’s okay to live with as little trouble as possible.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, show me how to live a simple life. I don’t have to do everything the hard way if I listen better to You.
Action for the Day:
I’ll list three or four things I do that makes my life harder than it needs to be. I’ll share them with a friend.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
Although you are quite comfortable with your position today, your feelings may undermine your argument in an ongoing debate. It’s crucial to confront your opposition with hard data rather than soft opinions. Of course, it’s not wise to ignore your emotions; just don’t use them when presenting your case. Fortunately, there’s an excellent opportunity for meaningful give and take in your discussions. If you can talk about a problem, you can resolve it.