Daily Recovery Readings
October 21, 2018
Finally, we begin to see that all people, including ourselves, are to some extent emotionally ill as well as frequently wrong, and then we approach true tolerance and see what real love for our fellows actually means.
— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 92
The thought occurred to me that all people are emotionally ill to some extent. How could we not be? Who among us is spiritually perfect? Who among us is physically perfect? How could any of us be emotionally perfect? Therefore, what else are we to do but bear with one another and treat each other as we would be treated in similar circumstances? That is what love really is.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“Opinions vary considerably as to why the alcoholic reacts differently from normal people. We are not sure why, once a certain point is reached, little can be done for him. We cannot answer the riddle.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, There Is A Solution, pg. 22~
Keep It Simple
Life is what happens to us while we’re making other plans. —Thomas LaMance
What happened to our years of drinking and using other drugs? They seemed to pass so quickly with so little to show for them. We had plans, but we didn’t get where we wanted to go. There was always “tomorrow.”
What a difference today! Now we work a program that helps us really live each day. We’re not losing time out of our lives anymore. Now every day is full of life: sights, sounds, people, feelings—those things we used to miss out on. We have the help of a Higher Power who makes every day important.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, help me do Your will for me today. I place this day in Your care.
Action for the Day:
Be on the lookout today for signs of life!
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
There are no guarantees that every life experience will ultimately make sense. No matter the angle of observation, some things just don’t logically fit together in any context, and yet there they are like two peas in a pod. The events and relationships that stand out like a sore thumb for all the wrong reasons tend to gobble up more than their fair share of mental and emotional energy. The truth is some mysteries stubbornly insist upon remaining mysterious.