Daily Recovery Readings
June 26, 2018
A GIFT THAT GROWS WITH TIME
For most normal folks, drinking means conviviality, companionship and colorful imagination. It means release from care, boredom and worry. It is joyous intimacy with friends and a feeling that life is good.
— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 151
The longer I chased these elusive feelings with alcohol, the more out of reach they were. However, by applying this passage to my sobriety, I found that it described the magnificent new life made available to me by the A.A. program. “It” truly does “get better” one day at a time. The warmth, the love and the joy so simply expressed in these words grow in breadth and depth each time I read it. Sobriety is a gift that grows with time.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“Above everything, we alcoholics must be rid of this selfishness. We must, or it kill us! God makes that possible. And there often seems no way of entirely getting rid of self without His aid. Many of us had moral and philosophical convictions galore, but we could not live up to them even though we would have liked to.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, How It Works, pg. 62~
Keep It Simple
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads.
Sometimes we sat we’re getting out lives together. Together with what? With our selves. The Twelve Steps help us clean up the mess we’ve made. We’re fixing our mistakes. We’re looking at ourselves closely—at what we believe, what we feel, what we like to do, who we are. We’re asking our High Power to help us to be our best.
No wonder over lives are coming together! No wonder we feel more peace, harmony, and happiness!
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, help me remember the best harmony comes when I sing from Your songbook.
Action for the Day:
Today, I’ll make choices that are in line with who I am.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
You might not be able to avoid revisiting a complex relationship issue involving shared property today. However, you may need to temporarily remove yourself from the drama to regain control of the situation. Unfortunately, your current lack of confidence could interfere with your progress, especially if you try to be logical when making decisions. Instead, trusting your intuition will guide you to success while action-oriented Mars backpedals in your 8th House of Regeneration. Profound changes are unfolding, even if you can’t yet visualize the end point of this metamorphosis. True transformation takes time.