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

Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015

AA Thought for the Day
“We who have accepted the AA principles have been faced with the necessity for a thorough personal housecleaning. We must face and be rid of the things in  ourselves which have been blocking us. We, therefore, take a personal inventory. We take stock honestly. We search out the flaws in our make-up which caused our failure. Resentment is the number one offender. Life which includes deep resentment leads only to futility and unhappiness. If we are to live, we must be free of anger.”

Am I free of resentment and anger?

Meditation for the Day
Keep in mind the goal you are striving for, the good life you are trying to attain. Do not let little things divert you from the path. Do not be overcome by the small trials and vexations of each day. Try to see the purpose and plan to which all is leading. If, when climbing a mountain, you keep your eyes on each stony or difficult place, how weary is your climb. But if you think of each step as leading to the summit of achievement from which a glorious landscape will open out before you, then your climb will be endurable and you will achieve your goal.

Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may realize that life without a goal is futile. I pray that I may find the good life worth striving for.

Hazelden Foundation

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