DR – April 19, 2018

Daily Recovery Readings
April 19, 2018

Daily Reflection

BROTHERS IN OUR DEFECTS

We recovered alcoholics are not so much brothers in virtue as we are brothers in our defects, and in our common strivings to overcome them.

~AS BILL SEES IT, p. 167

The identification that one alcoholic has with another is mysterious, spiritual–almost incomprehensible. But it is there. I “feel” it. Today I feel that I can help people and that they can help me. It is a new and exciting feeling for me to care for someone; to care what they are feeling, hoping for, praying for; to know their sadness, joy, horror, sorrow, grief; to want to share those feelings so that someone can have relief. I never knew how to do this–or how to try. I never even cared. The Fellowship of A.A., and God, are teaching me how to care about others.

From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

Big Book Quote

“Resentment is the number one offender. It destroys more alcoholics than anything else.”

~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, How It Works, pg. 64~

Keep It Simple

We give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. ~Sacred ritual chant.

Good things keep happening to us. We are sober. We can think clearly. We can see progress on how we handle our problems. We have friends. We have love. We have hope.

We are starting to feel joy. Our fears are getting smaller. We are starting to trust our new way of life. Our new life brings good things to us. It brings blessings every day. We are beginning to expect them. But we’re still surprised at how good life can be. What a difference from the days before we entered our program!

Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, thank-you for the blessings You keep on giving. And thanks for whatever today will bring.

Action for the Day:
One way to give thanks for my blessings is to share them with others. How can I share my recovery today?

Daily Horoscope – Cancer

You’re capable of flying under the radar today by downplaying your talents and minimizing your skills. It’s as if you slipped into Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak and disappeared. The fact that others don’t see you now, even when they are staring directly at you, enables you to move around unencumbered. On some days, this lack of attention would be hard to swallow but it’s currently a welcome relief. Introspection is a useful tool for growth, but only if it’s followed by the swift execution of your plan. Actress Lori Myers said, “It’s not enough to fill your head with wondrous ideas — you must initiate action.”

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