In the morning, give thanks to the Great Spirit for the return of day and the light of the sun; at night renew your thanks to him, that his ruling power has preserved you from harm during the day and that night has again come in which you may rest your wearied bodies.

Handsome Lake  Iroquois



On awakening let us think of the twenty-four hours ahead. We consider our plans for the day. Before we begin, we ask God to direct our thinking, especially asking that it be divorced from self-pity, dishonest or self-seeking motives. Under these conditions we can employ our mental faculties with assurance, for after all God gave us brains to use.

Big Book  pg. 86


When we retire at night, we constructively review our day. Were we resentful, selfish, dishonest or afraid? Do we owe an apology? Have we kept something to ourselves which should be discussed with another person at once? Were we kind and loving toward all? What could we have done better? Were we thinking of ourselves most of the time? Or were we thinking of what we could do for others, of what we could pack into the stream of life?

Big Book  pg. 86


Creator, thanks. Thanks for the blessings of another day!