Daily Recovery Readings
July 11, 2018
A TURNING POINT, p.301
A great turning point in our lives came when we sought for humility as something we really wanted, rather than as something we must have.
12 & 12, p.75
Either the A.A. way of life becomes one of joy or I return to the darkness and despair of alcoholism. Joy comes to me when my attitude concerning God and humility turns to one of desire rather than of burden. The darkness in my life changes to radiant light when I arrive at the realization that being truthful and honest in dealing with my inventory results in my life being filled with serenity, freedom, and joy. Trust in my Higher Power deepens, and the flush of gratitude spreads through my being. I am convinced that being humble is being truthful and honest in dealing with myself and God. It is then that humility is something I “really want,” rather being
“something I must have.”
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Foreword To First Edition, pg. xiii~
Keep It Simple
If you would be loved, love and be lovable.—Benjamin Franklin
We all want to be loved. and no matter how much we’re loved, we always want more.
How can we be lovable? What does the mean? Should we try to be perfect? Should we act cute and helpless? No, being lovable means that we act ourselves. We let others get to know us. When others love us, we enjoy it. We tell them. We let them know that their love isn’t wasted on us, that it’s important to us. We are lovable, and we are loved!
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, help me accept the love of others today. Help me be lovable.
Action for the Day:
Today, I’ll list all the little things others do that show that they care for me.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
Your aesthetic tastes are yearning for a change of pace and there is no reason to deny your craving for variety. Whether it’s a unique accessory, a fresh piece of home decor, or a new spot for happy hour, give yourself permission to say yes. It’s okay to contradict yourself or connect with irreverent individuals outside your normal circles. Everything is expanding, inspiring you to create new memories with different people. There’s no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.