Daily Recovery Readings
April 21, 2018
“I don’t think we can do anything very well in this world unless we practice it. And I don’t believe we do A.A. too well unless we practice it. . . . We should practice . . . acquiring the spirit of service. We should attempt to acquire some faith, which isn’t easily done, specially for the person who has always been very materialistic, following the standards of society today. But I think faith can be acquired; it can be acquired slowly; it has to be cultivated. That was not easy for me, and I assume that it is difficult for everyone else . . . . “
DR. BOB AND THE GOOD OLDTIMERS, pp. 307-08
Fear is often the force that prevents me from acquiring and cultivating the power of faith. Fear blocks my appreciation of beauty, tolerance, forgiveness, service, and serenity.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“We have found much of heaven and we have been rocketed into a fourth
dimension of existence of which we had not even dreamed.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 3rd Edition, There Is A Solution, pg. 25~
Keep It Simple
One of the most important parts of the AA program is to give our drinking problem to God honestly and fully… ~Twenty-Four Hour a Day, March 1
We don’t handle our drinking or other drug problem. We don’t take care of this problem by ourselves. We turn our problem over to God as we understand Him. We need to be very clear about this. We can’t handle our drinking or other drug problem! Our Higher Power keeps us sober through the Steps and the fellowship of the program.
Our job is to hand over our problem to our Higher Power. We do this daily by acting like sober people.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, I know I can’t handle drinking and using other drugs. I turn my problem over to you. Please take from me the urge to drink or use.
Action for the Day:
Today, I’ll remember why I can’t handle or take care of my problem with alcohol or other drugs. And I’ll remember why my Higher Power can.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
You need time to nurture yourself today, and that might mean you need to say no to a social invitation. The self-protective Cancer Moon urges you to honor your own feelings but her opposition to three planets in responsible Capricorn makes it difficult to walk out on previous obligations. Although it may require some juggling of your schedule, you can successfully divide your attention between meeting your commitments and following your dreams. Former First Lady Michelle Obama said, “We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own to-do list.”