Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Keep It Simple
It’s a rare person who wants to hear what we doesn’t want to hear.---Dick Cavett
We want only to hear good thins. That we’re nice people. That our loved ones are healthy. That we did a good job. We don’t want to hear that anyone is angry with us, or that we made a mistake. We don’t want to hear about illness or troubles.
But life isn’t just happy news. Bad things happen. We can’t change that. As we live our recovery program, we learn to handle the addiction. We choose the path of life. We need to know all the news, good, and bad.
Then we can deal with life as it really is.
Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, help me listen---even when I don't want to. Gently help me deal with both the good and bad. All the help I need is mine for the asking.
Action for the Day: I will ask my sponsor and three friends to tell me about my blind spots.
We treasure our "Serenity Prayer" because it beings a new light to us
that can dissipate our oldtime and nearly fatal habit of fooling ourselves. . .
In the radiance of this prayer we see that defeat, rightly accepted,
need be no disaster.
- As Bill Sees It, p. 20
Thought to Ponder . . .
When I change the way I look at things, the things I look at change.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
A B C = Acceptance, Belief, Change.
Power to live
You are much more powerful, creative and effective than you give yourself credit for being. You are worthy of the best in life because you are able to give your very best to each day.
Start that fortunate process in motion. Open yourself to the positive possibilities of this day and work to bring the best of them to reality.
Whatever good, valuable and meaningful things you can imagine, you can create. Though it requires effort and commitment, you are absolutely capable of making it happen.
Remind yourself that this moment is not merely happening to you. It is happening through you.
You can make it happen in a way that brings great richness to your world and fulfillment to your life. You can choose to be a positive force by directing your potent energy into those things that truly matter.
Right now, you have great power to do great things. Step forward in truth, sincerity, and authenticity, and put that power to use.
— Ralph Marston