~*~A.A. Thoughts For The Day~*~

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"Our egomania digs two disastrous pitfalls. Either we insist on dominating the people we know,
or we depend upon them far too much. If we lean too heavily on people,
they will sooner or later fail us, for they are human, too, and cannot possibly meet

 our own incessant demands. . . We have not once sought to be one in a family,
to be a friend among friends, to be a worker among workers, to be a useful member of society."

1952AAWS, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 53

Thought to Consider . . .

It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.

E G O  =  Easing God Out

*~*~*~*~*^Just For Today!^*~*~*~*~*

Staying stopped

From "A.A. Taught Him To Handle Sobriety:"

"Like most alcoholics I have known, I DID quit drinking at various times -- once for ten months on my own and during other interludes when I was hospitalized.  It's no great trick to stop drinking, the trick is to STAY stopped."

1976, Alcoholics Anonymous, page 554

*~*~*~*~*^Daily Reflections^*~*~*~*~*

The problem of resolving fear has two aspects. We shall
have to try for all the freedom from fear that is possible
for us to attain. Then we shall need to find both the
courage and grace to deal constructively with whatever fears remain.


Most of my decisions were based on fear. Alcohol made life
easier to face, but the time came when alcohol was no
longer an alternative to fear. One of the greatest gifts
in A. A. for me has been the courage to take action, which
I can do with God's help. After five years of sobriety I
had to deal with a heavy dose of fear. God put the people
in my life to help me do that and, through my working the
Twelve Steps, I am becoming the whole person I wish to be
and, for that, I am deeply grateful.

~*~*~*~*^As Bill Sees It^*~*~*~*~*
Dividends and Mysteries

"The A.A. preoccupation with sobriety is sometimes misunderstood. To some, this single virtue appears to be the sole dividend of our Fellowship. We are thought to be dried-up drunks who otherwise have changed little, or not at all, for the better. Such a surmise widely misses the truth. We know that permanent sobriety can be attained only by a most revolutionary change in the life and outlook of the individual--by a spiritual awakening that can banish the desire to drink."
"You are asking yourself, as all of us must: 'Who am I?'...'Where am
I?'...'Whence do I go?' The process of enlightenment is usually slow. But, in
the end, our seeking always brings a finding. These great mysteries are,
after all, enshrined in completely simplicity. The willingness to grow is the
essence of all spiritual development."

1. LETTER, 1966
2. LETTER, 1955

*~*~*~*~*^ Big Book Quote ^*~*~*~*~*
"God has abundantly supplied this world with fine doctors,
psychologists, and practitioners of various kinds. Do not hesitate to
take your health problems to such persons. Most of them give
freely of themselves, that their fellows may enjoy sound minds and bodies."

~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, The Family Afterward, pg. 133~

*~*~*~*^Twenty Four Hours A Day^*~*~*~*
A.A. Thought for the Day

You should be ready and willing to carry the A.A. message
when called upon to do so. live for some purpose greater
than yourself. Each day you will have something to work for.
You have received so much from this program that you should
have a vision that gives your life a direction and a
purpose that gives meaning to each new day. Let us not
slide along through life. Let us have a purpose for each
day and let us make that purpose for something greater than
just ourselves. What is my purpose for today?

Meditation for the Day

To see God with eyes of faith is to cause God's power to
manifest itself in the material world. God cannot do His
work because of unbelief. In response to your belief, God
can work a miracle in your personality. All miracles happen
in the realm of personality and all are caused by and based
on belief in God's never - failing power. But God's power
cannot manifest itself in personalities unless those
personalities make His power available by their faith.
We can only see God with the eyes of faith, but this kind
of seeing produces a great change in our way of living.

Prayer for the Day

I pray that I may see God with the eyes of faith.

 I pray that this seeing will produce a change in my personality.