Daily Recovery Readings
March 28, 2018
Our membership ought to include all who suffer from alcoholism. Hence we may refuse none who wish to recover. Nor ought A.A. membership ever depend upon money or conformity. Any two or three alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call themselves an A.A. group, provided that, as a group, they have no other affiliation.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 563
Prior to A.A., I often felt that I didn’t “fit in” with the people around me. Usually “they” had more/ less money than I did, and my points of view didn’t jibe with “theirs.” The amount of prejudice I had experienced in society only proved to me just how phony some self-righteous people were. After joining A.A., I found the way of life I had been searching for. In A.A. no member is better than any other member; we’re just alcoholics trying to recover from alcoholism.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“…I would enter upon a new relationship with my Creator; that I would have the elements of a way of living which answered all my problems. Belief in the power of God, plus enough willingness, honesty and humility to establish and maintain the new order of things, were the essential requirements.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Bill’s Story, Page 13~
Keep It Simple
God is not a cosmic bellboy.—Harry Emerson Fosdick
We have to laugh when we look back at the times we treated God like our servant. Who did we think we were, ordering God to do something for us? But we got away with it. God even did some of the things we asked. Now we know that our Higher Power is not a servant. As we work the Steps, we know we don’t give orders to our Higher Power. We don’t expect God to work miracles every time we’d like one. we’re asking our Higher Power to lead us. After all, who knows what is best for us—our Higher Power or us? Our Higher Power has many wonderful gifts for us. Our Higher Power will show us goals, help us live in love and joy, and give us strength.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, show me ways to help others as You’ve helped me. I’m grateful that You love me and help me.
Action for the Day:
Today ,I’ll make a list of times my Higher Power has helped me out of trouble.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
You are wondering what happened to your long-awaited raise or any sort of acknowledgment for the work you do. But don’t throw in the towel while resourceful Venus casts her spell on unpredictable Uranus in your 10th House of Professional Status. Recognition for your contributions, whether monetary or not, could occur when you least expect it. In the meantime, continue to diligently plug away while assuming good news will follow. Thomas Edison said, “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”