Daily Recovery Readings for January 9, 2018:
AN ACT OF PROVIDENCE
It is truly awful to admit that, glass in hand, we have warped our minds into such an obsession for destructive drinking that only an act of Providence can remove it from us.
— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 21
My act of Providence, (a manifestation of divine care and direction), came as I experienced the total bankruptcy of active alcoholism—everything meaningful in my life was gone. I telephoned Alcoholics Anonymous and, from that instant, my life has never been the same. When I reflect on that very special moment, I know that God was working in my life long before I was able to acknowledge and accept spiritual concepts. The glass was put down through this one act of Providence and my journey into sobriety began. My life continues to unfold with divine care and direction. Step One, in which I admitted I was powerless over alcohol, that my life had become unmanageable, takes on more meaning for me—one day at a time—in the life-saving, life-giving Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.
From the book Daily Reflections
Copyright © 1990 by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Big Book Quote
“We feel we are on the Broad Highway, walking hand in hand with the Spirit of the Universe.”
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Into Action, Page 75~
Keep It Simple
Everything is funny as long as it happening to someone else.–Will Rogers
We laugh when others do something silly. We’re amused when something funny happens to them. But if the same happens to us and people laugh, we might give them the evil eye. Yet, when others laugh, it can free us. It frees us to see the world through new eyes.
Likewise, when we laugh at ourselves, we’re free to see ourselves with new eyes. Instead of trying to be perfect, we accept we’re human. To laugh at ourselves is to accept ourselves. There’s no room for shame when we laugh. We enjoy ourselves just as we are.
Can I accept the fact I’m human and I have limits?
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, when I refuse to accept that I’m only human, be gentle with me. I know that, when I least expect it, You will remind me that I’m only human.
Action for the Day:
I will share with a friend one or two stories about funny mistakes I’ve made.
Daily Horoscope – Cancer
You are a magnet for powerfully intense interactions today. It doesn’t seem to matter whether the other person is a lover or just a casual acquaintance; either way, a slight difference of opinion could quickly morph into a major conflict. However, an argument requires two people, giving you the power to end a disagreement by simply walking away. At other times, you might end up with someone pursuing you in an adversarial fashion, but now your “no” is actually taken to mean no. Silence speaks volumes.