Feb. 26, 2020 ? Readings In Recovery: A Day At A Time
Feb. 26, 2020 Readings in Recovery: A Day at a Time
Recovery from addiction is a lifelong journey that requires daily commitment and perseverance. One of the ways that many people in recovery find strength and guidance is by reading inspirational and motivational texts that relate to their experience. These readings can help them reflect on their progress, cope with challenges, and maintain their hope and gratitude.
Feb. 26, 2020 – Readings in Recovery: A Day at a Time
One of the most popular sources of daily readings for recovering people is the book A Day at a Time: Daily Reflections for Recovering People, published by Hazelden Publishing. This book offers a collection of short meditations based on the spiritual principles of the Twelve Step programs, such as honesty, surrender, service, and faith. Each meditation includes a quote from the literature of Alcoholics Anonymous or other recovery sources, followed by a personal reflection and a prayer.
The book covers the entire calendar year, with one meditation for each day. The readings are designed to help recovering people stay focused on their recovery goals, connect with their Higher Power, and support each other in their journey. The book is suitable for anyone who is recovering from any kind of addiction, whether it is alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, or food.
Here is an example of a reading from the book for February 26:
"We have been given a great deal; we have been given life."
When we were in active addiction, we were not really living; we were merely existing. We were trapped in a cycle of self-destruction that robbed us of our joy, our dignity, and our purpose. We did not appreciate the gift of life that we had been given; we took it for granted or wished it away.
But when we came to recovery, we discovered a new way of living. We learned to face our problems instead of escaping from them. We learned to accept ourselves instead of hiding from ourselves. We learned to love ourselves instead of hating ourselves. We learned to give ourselves instead of taking from others. We learned to live in the present instead of dwelling on the past or fearing the future.
We realized that life is a precious and wonderful gift that we should cherish and celebrate every day. We realized that we have been given a second chance to live the life that we were meant to live. We realized that we have been given a great deal; we have been given life.
Today I am grateful for the gift of life. I will live it fully and joyfully.
If you are looking for more daily readings for recovery, you can also check out these other resources:
Daily Reflections: A collection of readings that moves through the calendar year one day at a time: A.A. members reflect on favorite quotations from the literature of Alcoholics Anonymous. The volume focuses on all Three Legacies of Recovery, Unity and Service.
Thought for the Day: A daily meditation from Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation that offers inspiration and affirmation to people in recovery or affected by addiction. The meditations are based on various books published by Hazelden Publishing.
Whether you choose to read one or more of these books or websites, or find your own sources of inspiration, remember that you are not alone in your recovery journey. You have a community of fellow travelers who are here to support you and share their experience, strength, and hope with you. You have a Higher Power who loves you and guides you. And you have yourself, who deserves respect and compassion.
As you read these daily reflections, take some time to ponder their meaning and apply them to your own situation. You may also want to write down your thoughts or share them with someone else. By doing so, you will deepen your understanding and appreciation of your recovery process.
Remember: recovery is a day at a time. And each day is a new opportunity to grow and heal.