Reflections and 24 Hours A Day

These are the two books that I have been referring to. Two very important books not only in the beginning of my sobriety but everyday since.

I have included the Foreword to each book to give you an idea of what to expect and also a background of where the information is coming from. As I mentioned in an early blog, nothing that I write is my own. It is all based on someone else who came before me. I am just repeating the way(s) that I got sober and learned to live my life today One Day At A Time. As mentioned in the Daily Reflections Foreword, “The AA members selected for inclusion are not professional writers,” well, neither am I. Just someone who wants to share their experience, strength and hope knowing that it works. I know how you feel, but you have no idea how I feel….

FOREWORD “Daily Reflections” This volume had its beginning in an Advisory Action of the 1987 General Service Conference, and fulfills a long-felt need in the Fellowship for a collection of reflections that moves through the calendar year—one day at a time. At the top of each dated page is a quotation from such sources as Bill W. in Alcoholics Anonymous, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, A.A. Comes of Age, As Bill Sees It, and The Best of Bill; Dr. Bob from Dr. Bob and the Good Oldtimers; and other A.A. Conference-approved literature. Following each quote is a personal reflection, by an individual A.A. member, on the quotation. A request to the entire A.A. Fellowship produced over 1,300 submissions. The A.A. members selected for inclusion are not professional writers, and speak, of course, not for the Fellowship but for themselves—one A.A. member writing to other A.A. members. As a result of these contributions, the entire book focuses on our Three Legacies of Recovery, Unity and Service, and is in keeping with our Preamble which states that “A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution.” In his Foreword to As Bill Sees It, Bill W. wrote that he hoped that his writings may “become an aid to individual meditation and a stimulant to group discussion, and . . . lead to a still wider reading of all our literature.” We can find no more appropriate words to use in introducing this volume of Daily Reflections.

Alcoholics Anonymous World Service Inc.. Daily Reflections: A Book of Reflections by A.A. Members for A.A. Members (Kindle Locations 19-25). A.A. World Services, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

FOREWORD “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. These daily readings contain most of the material used in the booklet “For Drunks Only” and other A.A. literature; also some passages from the big book “Alcoholics Anonymous.” As a basis for the meditations in this book, the author has used many passages from the book “God Calling” by Two Listeners, edited by A. J. Russell. Permission to use the universal spiritual thoughts expressed in this book, without using direct quotations, has been granted by Dodd, Mead & Co.
New York City. The author hopes that these daily readings may help members of Alcoholics Anonymous to find the power they need to stay sober each twenty-four hours. If we don’t take that first drink today, we’ll never take it, because it’s always today.

Twenty-Four Hours A Day (p. 1). Martino Fine Books. Kindle Edition.