~*~A.A. Thoughts For The Day~*~
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If you are as seriously alcoholic as we were, We believe there is no middle-of-the-road solution.
We were in a position where life was becoming impossible, and if we had passed into the region
from which there is no return through human aid, We had but two alternatives:
One was to go on to the bitter end, blotting out the consciousness of our intolerable situation
as best we could; and the other, to accept spiritual help.
c. 2001 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 25
Thought to Consider . . .
The solution is simple.
The solution is spiritual.
S T E P S = Solutions To Every Problem in Sobriety.
*~*~*~*~*^Just For Today!^*~*~*~*~*
Step One: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol - that our lives had become unmanageable.
"Under the lash of alcoholism, we are driven to A.A., and there we discover the fatal nature of our situation. Then, and only then, do we become as open-minded to conviction and as willing to listen as the dying can be. We stand ready to do anything which will lift the merciless obsessions from us."
� 1952, AAWS, Inc.; Printed 2005; Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, pg. 24
THE JOY OF SHARING
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. We know you will not want to miss it. Frequent contact with
newcomers and with each other is the bright spot
of our lives.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 89
To know that each newcomer with whom I share has the opportunity to experience the relief that I have found in this Fellowship fills me with joy and gratitude. I feel that all the things described in A.A. will come to pass for them, as they have for me, if they seize the opportunity and embrace the program fully.
�Copyright 1990 ALCOHOLICS
ANONYMOUS WORLD SERVICES, INC.�
*~*~*~*~*^As Bill Sees It^*~*~*~*~*
Gratitude Should Go Forward
"Gratitude should go forward, rather than backward.
"In other words, if you carry the message to still others, you will be making the
best possible repayment for the help given to you."
No satisfaction has been deeper and no joy greater than in a Twelfth Step job well done. To watch the eyes of men and women open with wonder as they move from darkness into light, to see their lives quickly fill with new purpose and meaning, and above all to watch them awaken to the presence of a loving God in their lives - these things are the substance of what we receive as we carry A.A.'s message.
1. LETTER, 1959 - 2. TWELVE AND TWELVE, p. 110
*~*~*~*~*^ Big Book Quote ^*~*~*~*~*
"Suppose we fall short of the chosen ideal and stumble? Does this
mean we are going to get drunk? Some people tell us so. But this is
only a half-truth. It depends on us and on our motives."
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, How It Works, Page 70~
*~*~*~*^Twenty Four Hours A Day^*~*~*~*
A.A. Thought for the Day
What a load wasting money puts on your shoulders! They say that members of A.A. have paid the highest initiation fee of any club members in the world, because we've wasted so much money on liquor. We'll never be able to figure out how much it was. We not only wasted our own money, but also the money we should have spent on our families. When you come into A.A., that terrible load of wasted money falls off your shoulders. We alcoholics were getting round shouldered from carrying all those loads that drinking put on our shoulders. But when we come into A.A., we get a wonderful feeling of release and freedom. Can I throw back my shoulders and look the whole world in the face again?
Meditation for the Day
I believe that the future is in the hands of God. He knows better than I what the future holds for me. I am not at the mercy of fate or buffeted about by life. I am being led in a very definite way, as I try to rebuild my life. I am the builder, but God is the architect. It is mine to build as best I can, under His guidance.
Prayer for the Day
I pray that I may depend on God, since He has planned my life.
I pray that I may live my life as I believe God wants me to live it