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

Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Thursday, July 23, 2015
AA Thought for the Day
We should remember that all AA’s have “clay feet.” We should not set any member upon a pedestal and mark her or him out as a perfect AA. It’s not fair to the person to be singled out in this fashion and, if the person is wise, she or he will not wish it. If the person we single out as an ideal AA has a fall, we are in danger of falling, too. Without exception, we are all only one drink away from a drunk, no matter how long we have been in AA. Nobody is entirely safe. AA itself should be our ideal, not any particular member of it.

Am I putting my trust in AA principles and not in any one member of the group?

Meditation for the Day
The inward peace that comes from trust in God truly passes all understanding. That peace no one can take from you. No person has the power to disturb that inner peace. But you must be careful not to let in the world’s worries and distractions. You must try not to give entrance to fears and despondency. You must refuse to open the door to the distractions that disturb your inward peace. Make it a point to allow nothing today to disturb your inner peace, your heart-calm.

Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may not allow those about me to spoil my peace of mind. I pray that I may keep a deep inner calm throughout the day.

Hazelden Foundation

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