~*~A.A. Thoughts For The Day~*~
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"So our troubles, we think, are basically of our own making. They arise out of ourselves,
and the alcoholic is an extreme example of self-will run riot, though he usually doesn't think so.
Above everything, we alcoholics must be rid of this selfishness. We must, or it kills us!
God makes that possible . . . We had to have God's help."
©1976AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 62
Thought to Consider . . .
The smallest package in the world
is an alcoholic all wrapped up in himself.
P R I D E = Pretty Ridiculous Individual Directing Everything
*~*~*~*~*^Just For Today!^*~*~*~*~*
From "Working with Others":
"Burn the idea into the consciousness of every man that he can get well regardless of anyone.
The only condition is that he trust in God and clean house."
© 2001 AAWS, Inc., Fourth Edition; Alcoholics Anonymous, pg. 98
"A MEASURE OF HUMILITY"
In every case, pain had been the price of admission into a new life. But this admission price had purchased more than we expected. It brought a measure of humility, which we soon discovered to be a healer of pain.
TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 75
It was painful to give up trying to control my life, even though success eluded me, and when life got too rough, I drank to escape. Accepting life on life's terms will be mastered through the humility I experience when I turn my will and my life over to the care of God, as I understand Him. With my life in God's care, fear, uncertainty, and anger are no longer my response to those portions of life that I would rather not have happen to me. The pain of living through these times will be healed by the knowledge that I have received the spiritual strength to survive.
©Copyright 1990 ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS WORLD SERVICES, INC.©
*~*~*~*~*^As Bill Sees It^*~*~*~*~*
Where Rationalizing Leads*
Where Rationalizing Leads
"You know what our genius for rationalization is. If, to ourselves, we fully
justify one slip, then our rationalizing propensities are almost sure to
justify another one, perhaps with a different set of excuses. But one
justification leads to another and presently we are back on the bottle
full-time." Experience shows, all too often, that even the "controlled"
pill-taker may get out of control. The same crazy rationalizations that once
characterized his drinking begin to blight his existence. He thinks that if
pills can cure insomnia so may they cure his worry. Our friends the doctors
are seldom directly to blame for the dire results we so often experience. It
is much too easy for alcoholics to buy these dangerous drugs, and once
possessed of them the drinker is often likely to use them without any
1. LETTER, 1959 - 2. GRAPEVINE, NOVEMBER 1945
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"One of the many doctors who had the opportunity of reading this
book in manuscript form told us that the use of sweets was often
helpful, of course depending upon a doctor's advice. He thought all
alcoholics should constantly have chocolate available for its quick
energy value at times of fatigue. He added that occasionally in the
night a vague craving arose which would be satisfied by candy. Many
of us have noticed a tendency to eat sweets and have found this
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, The Family Afterward, pg. 133~
*~*~*~*^Twenty Four Hours A Day^*~*~*~*
A.A. Thought For The Day
We can believe that God is in His heaven and that He has a purpose for our
lives, which will eventually work out as long as we try to live the way we
believe He wants us to live. It has been said that we should "wear the world
like a loose garment." That means nothing should seriously upset us because we have a deep,
abiding faith that God will always take care of us. To us that means not to be too upset by the surface
wrongness of things, but to feel deeply secure in the fundamental goodness and purpose in the universe.
Do I feel deeply secure?
Meditation For The Day
Like the shadow of a great rock in a desert land, God is your refuge from the
ills of life. The old hymn says: "Rock of ages cleft for me, let me hide
myself in Thee." God can be your shelter from the storm. God's power can
protect you from every temptation and defeat. Try to feel His divine
power--call on it--accept it--and use it. Armed with that power, you can
face anything. Each day, seek safety in God's secret place, in communion
with Him. You cannot be wholly touched or seriously harmed there.
God can be your refuge.
Prayer For The Day
I pray that I may find a haven in the thought of God.
I pray that I may abide in that Strong Tower, strongly guarded