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May 7, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Thursday, May 7, 2015

AA Thought for the Day
It’s very important to keep in a grateful frame of mind if we want to stay sober. We should be grateful that we’re living in a day and age when an alcoholic isn’t treated as he often used to be treated before Alcoholics Anonymous was started. In the old days, every town had its town drunk who was regarded with scorn and ridiculed by the rest of the townspeople. We have come into AA and found all the sympathy, understanding and fellowship that we could ask for. There’s no other group like AA in the world.

Am I grateful?

Meditation for the Day
God takes our efforts for good and blesses them. God needs our efforts. We need God’s blessing. Together, they mean spiritual success. Our efforts are necessary. We cannot merely relax and drift with the tide. We must often direct our efforts against the tide of materialism around us. When difficulties come, our efforts are needed to surmount them. But God directs our efforts into the right channels, and God’s power is necessary to help us choose the right.

Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may choose the right. I pray that I may have God’s blessing and direction in all my efforts for good.

Hazelden Foundation

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