AA Today: A Real Kick


AA Today are daily readings from the book “Twenty-Four Hours A Day.”

“Twenty-Four Hours A Day is intended for members of Alcoholics Anonymous as a help in their program of living one day at a time.

It is designed for those who want to start each day with a few minutes of thought, meditation, and prayer.”

February 2, 2016

We got a kick out of the first few drinks, before we got stupefied by alcohol.  For a while, the world seemed to look brighter.  But how about the letdown, the terrible depression that comes the morning after?

In A.A., we get a real kick:  not a false feeling of exhilaration, but a real feeling of satisfaction with ourselves, self-respect, and a feeling of friendliness toward the world.

We got a sort of pleasure from drinking.  For a while we thought we were happy.  But it’s only an illusion.  The hangover the next day is the opposite of pleasure.  In A.A., am I getting real pleasure and serenity and peace?

Meditation for the Day

I will practice love, because lack of love will block the way.  I will try to see good in all people, those I like and also those who fret me and go against the grain.  They are all children of God.  I will try to give love; otherwise, how can I dwell in God’s spirit whence nothing unloving can come?  I will try to get along with all people, because the more love I give away, the more I will have.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may do all I can to love others, in spite of their many faults.  I pray that as I love, so will I be loved.

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