May 2, 2017 – Readings in Recovery: Twenty-Four Hours a Day

serenity prayer143Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
AA Thought for the Day 
In AA, we often hear the slogan, “Easy Does It.” Alcoholics also do everything to excess. They drink too much. They worry too much. They have too many resentments. They hurt themselves physically and mentally by too much of everything. So when they come into AA, they have to learn to take it easy. None of us knows how much longer we have to live. It’s probable that we wouldn’t have lived very long if we had continued to drink the way we used to. By stopping drinking, we have increased our chances of living for a while longer.

Have I learned to take it easy? 
Meditation for the Day 
You must be, before you can do. To accomplish much, be much. In all cases, the doing must be the expression of the being. It is foolish to think that we can accomplish much in personal relationships without first preparing ourselves by being honest, pure, unselfish and loving. We must choose the good and keep choosing it before we are ready to be used by God to accomplish anything worthwhile. We will not be given the opportunities until we are ready for them. Quiet times of communion with the Higher Power are good preparation for creative action.

Prayer for the Day 
I pray that I may constantly prepare myself for better things to come. I pray that I may only have opportunities when I am ready for them. 
Hazelden Foundation


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