~*~A.A. Thoughts For The Day~*~
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A New Life
"Is sobriety all that we are to expect of a spiritual awakening? No, sobriety is only a bare
beginning; If more gifts are to be received, our awakening has to go on. As it does go on, we find
that bit by bit we can discard the old life -- the one that did not work -- for a new life that can and
does work under any conditions
Bill W., Grapevine, December 1957
c. 1967AAWS, As Bill Sees It, p. 8
Thought to Consider . . .
Action conquers fear.
A B C = Acceptance, Belief, Change
*~*~*~*~*^Just For Today!^*~*~*~*~*
From "The Three Legacies of Alcoholics Anonymous":
"At the end of 1941, when the
group secretaries made their reports, we found that the membership had jumped
to 8,000, an increase of 6,000 over 1940. We had begun to reach into
"The pins on our office wall map showed scores of new groups springing up every week."
� 2001 AAWS, Inc.; Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age, pg. 192
WHEN THE CHIPS ARE DOWN
When we developed still more, we discovered the best possible source of emotional stability to be God Himself. We found that dependence upon His perfect justice, forgiveness, and love was healthy, and that it would work where nothing else would. If we really depended upon God, we couldn't very well play God to our fellows nor would we feel the urge wholly to rely on human protection and care.
TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 116
It has been my experience that, when all human resources appear to have failed, there is always One who will never desert me. Moreover, He is always there to share my joy, to steer me down the right path, and to confide in when no one else will do. While my well-being and happiness can be added to, or diminished, by human efforts, only God can provide the loving nourishment upon which I depend for my daily spiritual health.
Copyright 1990 ALCOHOLICS
ANONYMOUS WORLD SERVICES, INC.
*~*~*~*~*^As Bill Sees It^*~*~*~*~*
Random Quote - Singlehanded Combat
Few indeed are those who, assailed by the tyrant alcohol, have ever won through in singlehanded combat. It is a statistical fact that alcoholics almost never recover on their personal resources alone.
'Way up toward Point Barrow in
1. TWELVE AND TWELVE, p. 22 - 2. A.A. COMES OF AGE, pp. 82-83
*~*~*~*~*^ Big Book Quote ^*~*~*~*~*
"Life will take on new meaning. To watch people recover, to see them
help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up
about you, to have a host of friends” this is an experience you must not miss."
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Working With Others, pg. 89~
*~*~*~*^Twenty Four Hours A Day^*~*~*~*
A.A. Thought for the Day
People who have had a slip are ashamed of themselves-sometimes so ashamed that they fear to go back to A.A. They develop the old inferiority complex and tell themselves that they are no good, that they have let down their friends in A.A., that they are hopeless, and that they can never make it. This state of mind is perhaps worse than it was originally. They have probably been somewhat weakened by their slip. But their A.A. training cannot ever be entirely lost. They always know they can go back if they want to. They know there is still God's help for them if they will again ask for it. Do I believe that I can never entirely lose what I have learned in A.A.?
Meditation for the Day
Nobody entirely escapes temptation. You must expect it and be ready for it when it comes. None of us is entirely safe. You must try to keep your defenses up by daily thought and prayer. That is why we have these daily meditations. You must be able to recognize temptation when it comes. The first step toward conquering temptation always is to see it clearly as temptation and not to harbor it in your mind. Dissociate yourself from it, put it out of your mind as soon as it appears. Do not think of excuses for yielding to it. Turn at once to the Higher Power for help.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may be prepared for whatever temptation may come to me.
I pray that I may see it clearly and avoid it with the help of God.