Sept. 25, 2015 – Readings in Recovery: A Day at a Time

A Day at a Time
Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

Reflection for the Day
At the suggestion of a long-timer in The Program, I began taking “recovery inventories” periodically. The results showed me – clearly and unmistakably – that the promises of The Program have been true for me. I am not the sick person I was in years past; I am no longer bankrupt in all areas; I have a new life and a path to follow, and I’m at peace with myself most of the time. And that’s a far way from the time in my life when I dreaded facing each new day. Perhaps we should all write recovery inventories from time to time, showing how The Program is working for each of us.

Just for today, will I try to sow faith where there is fear?

Today I Pray
God, let me compare my new life with the old one – just to see how things have changed for me. May I make progress reports for myself now and then – and for those who are newer to The Program. May these reports be – hearteningly – about “what I am doing” rather than – smugly – about “what I have done.”

Today I Will Remember
Has The Program kept its promise? Have I kept mine?

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