Daily Recovery Readings for January 28, 2018:
THE TREASURE OF THE PAST
Showing others who suffer how we were given help is the very thing which makes life seem so worth while to us now. Cling to the thought that, in God’s hands, the dark past is the greatest possession you have — the key to life and happiness for others. With it you can avert death and misery for them.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 124
What a gift it is for me to realize that all those seemingly useless years were not wasted. The most degrading and humiliating experiences turn out to be the most powerful tools in helping others to recover. In knowing the depths of shame and despair, I can reach out with a loving and compassionate hand, and know that the grace of God is available to me.
Big Book Quote
3rd Step Prayer:
“God, I offer myself to Thee—, to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may
bear witness to those I would help if Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life. May I do Thy will always!”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, How It Works, pg. 63~
Keep It Simple
We’re part of the fellowship we call “the program.” Let’s also remember that we’re part of a larger fellowship called ” the human race.” We all hurt the same. We all love the same. We all need understanding and care. Yet, in other ways, we are not all the same. Let’s remember to understand differences among people. If not, we’ll be afraid of anyone who’s not like us. And this isn’t God’s way.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, help me to love all people. Help me be open to others who are different from me. Help me love my neighbor.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
You don’t want anyone to know about your unstable emotions today and you’re quite surprised when you find out people are talking about you. You’re even more shocked when you realize how much they’re making up with a total disregard — even a disinterest — in the facts. Fortunately, you can choose not to let the insensitivity of others bother you as you go about your work. But this hurtful situation could come back to haunt you later this evening. You may quietly come to terms with the idea that you need to stand up for yourself. You can’t change what you refuse to confront.