Twenty-Four Hours a Day
Friday, Sept. 5, 2014
AA Thought for the Day
One of the mottoes of AA is, “First Things First.” This means that we should always keep in mind that alcohol is our number one problem. We must never let any other problem, whether of family, business, friends or anything else take precedence in our minds over our alcoholic problem. As we go along in AA, we learn to recognize the things that may upset us emotionally. When we find ourselves getting upset over something, we must realize that it’s a luxury we alcoholics can’t afford. Anything that makes us forget our number one problem is dangerous to us.
Am I keeping sobriety in first place in my mind?
Meditation for the Day
Spiritual progress is the law of your being. Try to see around you more and more of beauty and truth, knowledge and power. Today try to be stronger, braver, more loving as a result of what you did yesterday. This law of spiritual progress gives meaning and purpose to your life. Always expect better things ahead. You can accomplish much good through the strength of God’s spirit in you. Never be too discouraged. The world is sure to get better, in spite of setbacks of war, hate and greed. Be part of the cure of the world’s ills rather than part of the disease.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may keep progressing in the better life. I pray that I may be a part of the forces for good in the world.