Daily Recovery Readings
March 2, 2018
Do not be discouraged.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 60
Few experiences are of less value to me than fast sobriety. Too many times discouragement has been the bonus for unrealistic expectations, not to mention self-pity or fatigue from my wanting to change the world by the weekend. Discouragement is a warning signal that I may have wandered across the God line. The secret of fulfilling my potential is in acknowledging my limitations and believing that time is a gift, not a threat.
Hope is the key that unlocks the door of discouragement. The program promises me that if I do not pick up the first drink today, I will always have hope. Having come to believe that I keep what I share, every time I encourage, I receive courage. It is with others that, with the grace of God and the Fellowship of A.A., I trudge the road of happy destiny. May I always remember that the power within me is far greater than any fear before me. May I always have patience, for I am on the right road.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“The age of miracles is still with us. Our own recovery proves that!”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, A Vision For You, pg. 153~
Keep It Simple
Love conquers all; let us surrender to love.—Virgil
In Step Three, we turn our lives over to God’s care, God love. If we turn our lives over to a loving God, we can conquer all. If you need proof, look around at your next meeting. The room will be full of people who know that love conquers addiction. Like them, we’ve surrendered to love. Once we’ve done this, we can’t use again. For us, using alcohol or others drugs is an act of hate, not love. To Face the hard things in life, we’ll need a lot of love. We’ll find love in our Higher Power, groups, and friends .We’re all working at turning our lives over to love.
Prayer for the Day: There was a time that love scared me. It still does, at times. Higher Power, help me see that You are love, and I must follow where love takes me.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
Professing your optimism can be motivating to others, but your positivity also concentrates your energy and improves the quality of your life. Your current idealism is the perfect remedy for the detail-oriented Virgo Moon’s presence in your 3rd House of Data. Rather than being buried under piles of incoming information today, aim your thoughts at the distant horizon and dream about the future as you wish it to be. Socrates advised, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”