Daily Recovery Readings
March 5, 2018
A LIFELONG TASK
“But just how, in these circumstances, does a fellow ‘take it easy?’ That’s what I want to know.”
— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 26
I was never known for my patience. How many times have I asked, “Why should I wait, when I can have it all right now?” Indeed, when I was first presented the Twelve Steps, I was like the proverbial “kid in a candy store.” I couldn’t wait to get to Step Twelve; it was surely just a few months’ work, or so I thought! I realize now that living the Twelve Steps of A.A. is a lifelong undertaking.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
<b><u>Big Book Quote</u></b>
“How dark it is before the dawn! In reality that was the beginning of my last debauch. I was soon to be catapulted into what I like to call the fourth dimension of existence. I was to know happiness, peace, and usefulness, in a way of life that is incredibly more wonderful as time passes.”
Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Bill’s Story, pg. 8
<b><u>Keep It Simple</u></b>
I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
—William Allen White
Big changes are happening to us, but we can trust that changes will bring good things. After all, what have we got to lose? We have lived through the days and years of our addiction. Now, with the help of our Higher Power, the pain of those days has ended. We have no reason to worry.
Yet, recovery won’t make our lives perfect. Hard things still happened. But we never have to lose hope again. We never have to feel alone with our problems. What will come next? We don’t know the details, but we can be sure the future will be good if we stay on our path of recovery.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, I know life holds many new things for me. Help me and protect me as I live in Your care today.
Action for the Day:
Today, I’ll trust that each day of my life will bring me good. I will share this idea with one friend.
<b><u>Daily Horoscope – Cancer</u></b>
There is no question about your motives today. You know what you want and have a plan to get it. However, others may find you so opaque they haven’t a clue as to what you’re doing or why you’re doing it. Although you prefer support from the beginning, it might make more sense now to just go ahead on your own and bring everyone else up to speed in a day or two. Becoming entangled in explanatory conversations will only sap your limited energy away from what needs to be done first. There’s time for everything if you proceed with tasks in the proper order.