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May 23, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Saturday, May 23, 2015

AA Thought for the Day
The Twelfth Step of AA, working with others, can be subdivided into five parts, five words beginning with the letter C – confidence, confession, conviction, conversion and continuance. The first thing in trying to help other alcoholics is to get their confidence. We do this by telling them our own experiences with drinking so that they see that we know what we’re talking about. If we share our experiences frankly, they will know that we are sincerely trying to help them. They will realize that they’re not alone and that others have had experiences as bad or worse than theirs. This gives them confidence that they can be helped.

Do I care enough about other alcoholics to get their confidence?

Meditation for the Day
I fail not so much when tragedy happens as I did before the happening, by all the little things I might have done but did not do. I must prepare for the future by doing the right thing at the right time now. If a thing should be done, I should deal with that thing today and get it righted with God before I allow myself to undertake any new duty. I should look upon myself as performing God’s errands and then coming back to Him to tell Him in quiet communion that the message has been delivered or the task done.

Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may seek no credit for the results of what I do. I pray that I may leave the outcome of my actions to God.

Hazelden Foundation

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