Daily Recovery Readings
March 12, 2018
A DAY’S PLAN
On awakening let us think about the twenty-four hours ahead. We consider our plans for the day. Before we begin, we ask God to direct our thinking, especially asking that it be divorced from self-pity, dishonest or self-seeking motives.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 86
Every day I ask God to kindle within me the fire of His love, so that love, burning bright and clear, will illuminate my thinking and permit me to better do His will. Throughout the day, as I allow outside circumstances to dampen my spirits, I ask God to sear my consciousness with the awareness that I can start my day over any time I choose; a hundred times, if necessary.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“We know what you are thinking. You are saying to yourself: “I’m jittery and alone. I couldn’t do that.” But you can. You forget that you have just now tapped a source of power much greater than yourself. To duplicate, with such backing, what we have accomplished is only a matter of willingness, patience and labor.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, A Vision For You, pg. 163~
Keep It Simple
The Twelve Step program is spiritual, based on action coming from love . . . Martha Cleveland
To be spiritual means to be an active person. It means spending time with others. It means sharing love. It means looking for ways to be more loving to others. It means looking for ways to make the world a better place. Step Three helps us to look at the world better. We turn our lives over to the care of our Higher Power. So Lets allow care to direct our lives. Let’s always be asking ourselves, “Is what I’m doing something that shows care?”
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, let me be active in a loving, caring way. Let the love in my heart be my guide.
Action for the Day:
Today, I’ll do something good for someone and keep it a secret.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
Relationship troubles may erupt today, especially if you feel as if someone is trying to control your every move. But you’re willing to stand up for your independence and do whatever it takes now to break free of the stifling emotional dynamics. Once you decide to follow your own star, there’s not much anyone can do to keep you down. However, if you find yourself at risk of slipping back into your old pattern, you can put an end to the conflict by simply pulling your energy in. Retreating is not an act of defeat, but a way to remain in charge of your own destiny.