~*~A.A. Thoughts For The Day~*~
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Though many of us have had to struggle for sobriety, never yet has this Fellowship had to struggle
for lost unity. Consequently, we sometimes take this one great gift for granted.
We forget that, should we lose our unity, the millions of alcoholics who still "do not know"
might never get their chance.
Bill W., Letter, 1949
c. 1967 AAWS, As Bill Sees It, p. 297
Thought to Consider . . .
We can make a difference.
Without you, there is no 'we.'
A A's - R - U S = Alcoholics Anonymous Recovery Unity Service
*~*~*~*~*^Just For Today!^*~*~*~*~*
From "An Act of
"I experienced the total bankruptcy of active alcoholism -- everything meaningful in my life was gone. I telephoned Alcoholics Anonymous and, from that instant, my life has never been the same. When I reflect on that very special moment, I know that God was working in my life long before I was able to acknowledge and accept spiritual concepts."
c. 1990, Daily Reflections, page 17
OUR PATHS ARE OUR OWN
. . . there was nothing left for us but to pick up the simple kit of spiritual tools laid at our feet.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 25
My first attempt at the Steps was one of obligation and necessity, which resulted in a deep feeling of discouragement in the face of all those adverbs: courageously; completely; humbly; directly; and only. I considered Bill W. fortunate to have gone through such a major, even sensational, spiritual experience. I had to discover, as time went on, that my path was my own. After a few twenty-four hours in the A.A. Fellowship, thanks especially to the sharing of members in the meetings, I understood that everyone gradually finds his or her own pace in moving through the Steps. Through progressive means, I try to live according to these suggested principles. As a result of these Steps, I can say today that my attitude towards life, people, and towards anything having to do with God, has been transformed and improved.
©Copyright 1990 ALCOHOLICS
ANONYMOUS WORLD SERVICES, INC.©
*~*~*~*~*^As Bill Sees It^*~*~*~*~*
Out of Defeat . . . Strength
If we are planning to stop drinking, there must be no reservation of any kind, nor any lurking
notion that some day we will be immune to
Such is the paradox of A.A. regeneration: strength arising out of complete defeat and
weakness, the loss of one's old life as a
condition for finding a new one.
1. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 33 - 2. A.A. COMES OF AGE, p. 46
Copyright®1967 Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
*~*~*~*~*^ Big Book Quote ^*~*~*~*~*
"As we go through the day we
pause, when agitated or doubtful, and
ask for the right thought or action."
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Into Action, pg. 87~
"To be gravely affected, one does
not necessarily have to drink a
long time nor take the quantities some of us have. This is
particularly true of women. Potential female alcoholics often turn
into the real thing and are gone beyond recall in a few years."
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, More About Alcoholism, pg. 33~
*~*~*^Twenty Four Hours A Day^*~*~*
A.A. Thought for the Day
After I became an alcoholic, alcohol poisoned my love for my family and friends, it poisoned my ambition, it poisoned my self respect. it poisoned my whole life, until I met A.A. My life is happier now than it has been for a long time. I don't want to commit suicide. So with the help of God and A.A., I'm not going to take any more of that alcoholic poison into my system. And I'm going to keep training my mind never even to think of liquor again in any way except as a poison. Do I believe that liquor will poison my life if I ever touch it again?
Meditation for the Day
I will link up my frail nature with the limitless Divine Power. I will link my life with the Divine Force for Good in the world. It is not the passionate appeal that gains the Divine attention as much as the quiet placing of the difficulty and worry in the Divine Hands. So I will trust God like a child who places its tangled skein of wool in the hands of a loving parent to unravel. We please God more by our unquestioning confidence than by imploring Him for help.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may put all my difficulties in God's hands and leave them there.
I pray that I may fully trust God to take care of them.