Daily Recovery Readings
July 18, 2018
GRATEFUL FOR WHAT I HAVE, p.208
During this process of learning more about humility, the most profound result of all was the change in our attitude toward God.
12 & 12, p. 75
Today my prayers consist mostly of saying thank you to my Higher Power for my sobriety and for the wonder of God’s abundance, but I need also to ask for help and the power to carry out His will for me. I no longer need God each minute to rescue me from the situations I get myself into by not doing His will. Now my gratitude seems to be directly linked to humility. As long as I have the humility to be grateful for what I have, God continues to provide for me.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“If you are as seriously alcoholic as we were, we believe there is no middle-of-the-road solution. We were in a position where life was becoming impossible, and if we had passed into the region from which there is no return through human aid, we had but two alternatives: One was to go on to the bitter end, blotting out the consciousness of our intolerable situation as best we could; and the other, to accept spiritual help. This we did because we honestly wanted to, and were willing to make the effort.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, There Is A Solution, pg. 25~
Keep It Simple
It takes twenty years to become an overnight success.—Eddie Cantor
Successful people make life look easy. But it’s not. Years of hard work, trial and error, and learning probably went on into each success. The key is this: We must choose to do what we really like. If we want to be successful, we’ll have to work at it. We’ll have letdowns, and we’ll get bored at times. But we’ll be happy because we’re doing what we want, what we know is best for us. Real success has to do with our own happiness.
In our programs, we’ll meet many successful people. They’ve worked hard at recovery, and they are still learning. And they’re happy to share their success with us.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, thank-you for the success the program has already given me.
Action for the Day:
I’ll list three ways I know I am a success today. Number one: I’m sober!
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
Your family tree is casting shade on your heart today. You might be feeling a sentimentality regarding your roots and bloodline, or a growing attachment toward tradition and culture. Be aware of where you may be relinquishing your power. Sometimes an overly amenable disposition masks fears of inadequacy or an inability to receive. Be generous out of self-interest, but also remember how to graciously accept support. All that you give to others you give to yourself.