Daily Recovery Readings
April 7, 2018
A WIDE ARC OF GRATITUDE
And, speaking for Dr. Bob and myself, I gratefully declare that had it not been for our wives, Anne and Lois, neither of us could have lived to see A.A.’s beginning.
— THE A.A. WAY OF LIFE, p. 67
Am I capable of such generous tribute and gratitude to my wife, parents and friends, without whose support I might never have survived to reach A.A.’s doors? I will work on this and try to see the plan my Higher Power is showing me which links our lives together.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“Once we have taken this step, withholding nothing, we are delighted. We can look the world in the eye. We can be alone at perfect peace and ease. Our fears fall from us. We begin to feel the nearness of our Creator. We may have had certain spiritual beliefs, but now we begin to have a spiritual experience.”
Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Into Action, pg. 75
Keep It Simple
To make the world a friendly place One must show it a friendly face.-–James Whitcomb Riley
We are beginning to learn that we get what we expect. Why? If we believe that people are out to get us, we’ll not treat them well. We will think it’s okay to “get them” before they “get us.” Then, they’ll be angry and want to get even. And on it goes. It’s great when we can meet the world with a balance. We are honest people. We can expect others to be fair with us. We get the faith, strength, and courage to do this because of our trust in our Higher Power.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, I put my life in Your care. Use me to spread Your love to others.
Action for the Day:
Today, I’ll spread friendliness. I will greet people with a smile.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
You are tenacious in love and loyal in every variety of relationship. If you give your word, you will follow through and keep your promise. Ironically, the tables are turned today while you are the object of someone else’s allegiance. Don’t waste time questioning the motives of others; just accept their sincerity at face value and lean on them for support as needed. Sometimes it really does take a village. Walt Disney said, “Whatever we accomplish belongs to our entire group, a tribute to our combined effort.”