Sunday, November 22, 2020

Your Daily Reprieve 11.23.20

 

 

 

Your Daily Reprieve for Monday November 23, 2020

 

From Waynesville, NC

 

 

Every problem contains within itself

the seeds of its own solution.  

-Stanley Arnold

 

If everyone were clothed with integrity,

if every heart were just, frank, and kindly,

the other virtues would be well-nigh useless,

since their chief purpose is to make us
bear with patience the injustice of our fellows.
~Moliere

 

Love of money often makes a person a coward,

but love of power always makes a person a brute. 

It is the most degrading love of all. 

Love of material well-being seldom hurts others,

but love of power and glory always does. 

-Lin Yutang

 

 

The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change,

the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.

~~ Lech Walesa

 

Big Book Quote

 

“Most of us have been unwilling to admit we were real alcoholics. No
person likes to think he is bodily and mentally different from his
fellows. Therefore, it is not surprising that our drinking careers
have been characterized by countless vain attempts to prove we could drink like other people. The idea that somehow, someday he will control and enjoy his drinking is the great obsession of every
abnormal drinker. The persistence of this illusion is astonishing.
Many pursue it into the gates of insanity or death.”

~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, More About Alcoholism, Page 30~

 

 

 

 

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AA Speaker of the Day

 

ANDY J.

Somerville, MA

 

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Celebrate Your Anniversary Here

SHOW NEWCOMERS HOW IT WORKS!!

Send your sober date to

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SOBER DATE

YOUR NAME

YOUR LOCATION

YEARS SOBER

6/10 (mo/day)

Bob S

Akron, OH

83

 

It will look like this :

6/10 Bob S. (Akron, OH).....85

 

November 2020 Miracles

 

 

 

11/1 Keli R. (Pasadena, CA)…..9

11/1 Kris F. (Rockport, MA)…..5

11/1 Trish H. (NJ)…..29

11/2 Liz L. (Bernardsville, NJ)…..13

11/2 Joyce C. (San Diego, CA./Loreto, Baja, México)…..10

11/3 Katy R. (Portland. OR)…..29

11/3 Brendan H. (Smithtown, NY)…..6

11/3 Marybeth F. (Bernardsville, NJ)…..6

11/4 Pat O’D. (Boston, MA)…..40

11/4 Ernie C. (Charlottetown)…..35

11/4 Lou L. (Smithtown, NY)…..24

11/5 Kent L. (Silverdale, WA)……35

11/5 Chrissy R-C. (Hilton Head, SC)…..2

11/5 Donna M. (Methuen, MA)…..14

11/6 Nancy M. (The Villages, FL)…..10

11/6 Shelley M. ()…..33

11/7 Harry D. (Hampstead, NH)…..29

11/7 Craig S. (Vero Beach, FL)…..15

11/7 Leslie W. (Mamaroneck, NY)…..14

11/8 Richard F. ()…..11

11/9 Jessie R. (Carmel, NY)…..14

11/9 Matt K. (Bernardsville, NJ)…..10

11/9 Richie D. (Marblehead, MA)…..5

11/10 Taylor W. (Tampa, FL)…..6

11/10 Russ S. (Palm City, FL)…..35

11/10 Neal C. ()…..5

11/10 Donna P. (Chelmsford, MA)…..19

11/11 H.T. K. ()…..12

11/11 Jay D. (Stuart, FL)…..39

11/11 Will K. (Houston, TX)…..14

11/12 Billy M. (Port Chester, NY)…..4

11/12 Ray G. (Canal Fulton, OH)…..8

11/12 Paula V. ()…..29

11/13 Joe J. (Ludlow, VT)…..15

11/13 Stan S. (Powhatan, VA)…..9

11/15 Francine F. (Bridgeport, CT)…..41

11/15 Ned W. (Portland, ME)…..35

11/15 Jamie G. (Seymour, CT)…..5

11/15 Jarryd K. (Bridgewater, NJ)…..4

11/16 Robert M. (Stuart, FL)…..36

11/17 Tray B. (Waynesville, NC)…..5

11/17 Dan K. (Astoria)…..11

11/18 Danny S. (Gainesville, GA)…..24

11/19 Tommy S. (Newport, RI)…..7

11/20 Jackie R. (N. Miami, FL)…..15

11/22 Chip B. (Destin, FL)…..33

11/22 Terry S. (Maui, HI)…..3

11/22 Teresa K-B. (St Pete Beach, FL)…..38

11/22 Brandi S. (Corpus Christi, TX)…..7

11/22 Anne T-F. (Madison, CT)…..45

11/23 Alan P. (West Palm Beach, FL)…..50

11/23 Colleen M. (Clayton, NC)…..3

11/23 Kyle G. (Boca Raton, FL)…..1

11/24 Peter V. (Kittery, ME)…..40

11/24 Tony booda (Mastic Beach, NY)…..18

11/24 Ray G. (Maine)…..52

11/24 Imogen B. (London, UK)…..24

11/25 Dermot G. (Maidstone, UK)…..7

11/25 Mark W. (Syracuse, NY)…..1

11/26 Pam B. (Summerfield, FL)…..36

11/28 Hendy H. (Islington, MA)…..47

11/28 Chuck Mc. (Charlotte, NC)…..2

11/28 Doug B. (Tequesta, FL)…..23

11/29 Deb M. (Bedford, MA)…..7

11/29 Skip P. (Mt. Laurel, NJ)…..24

11/29 Delano S. (Virgin Gorda, BVI)…..8

11/29 Bob W. (Concord, NH)…..26

11/30 Dave C. (Methuen, MA)…..23

 

1289 Total Years of Sobriety

 

 

 

12&12

 

Foreword

 

A.A.”s Twelve Steps are a group of principles, spiritual in their nature, which, if practiced as a way of life, can expel the obsession to drink and enable the sufferer to become happily and usefully whole.

 

p. 15

 

 

Twenty-Four Hours

 

A.A. Thought for the Day

 

I no longer refuse to do anything because I cannot do it to perfection.

Many of us alcoholics use the excuse of not being able to do something perfectly

to enable us to do nothing at all. We pretend to be perfectionists.

We are good at telling people how a thing should be done,

but when we come to the effort of doing it ourselves, we balk.

We say to ourselves: "I might make a mistake so I'd better let the whole thing slide."

In A.A. we set our goals high, but that does not prevent us from trying.

The mere fact that we will never fully reach these goals

does not prevent us from doing the best we can.

Have I stopped hiding behind the smoke screen of perfectionism?

 

Meditation for the Day

 

"In the world ye shall have tribulation. But be of good cheer.

I have overcome the world." Keep an undaunted spirit.

Keep your spirit free and unconquered.

You can be undefeated and untouched by failure and all its power,

by letting your spirit overcome the world;

rise above earth's turmoil into the secret chamber of perfect peace and confidence.

When a challenge comes to you, remember you have God's help

and nothing can wholly defeat you.

 

Prayer for the Day

 

I pray that I may have confidence and be of good cheer.

I pray that I may not fear the power of failure.

 

 

Daily Thought

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Oldtimers

"Many oldsters who have put our A.A. 'booze cure' to severe but successful tests still find they often lack emotional sobriety. To attain this, we must develop real maturity and balance (which is to say humility) in our relations with ourselves, with our fellows, and with God."
Bill W., AA Grapevine, January 1958
c. 1967 AAWS, As Bill Sees It, p. 244


Thought to Consider . . .

Newcomers are the lifeblood of the program, but our oldtimers are the arteries.


*~*AACRONYMS*~*

C H A N G E
Choosing Honesty Allows New Growth Every day





Daily Reflection

 

"HOLD YOUR FACE TO THE LIGHT"

Believe more deeply. Hold your face up to the Light, even

though for the moment you do not see.

AS BILL SEES IT, p. 3

 

One Sunday in October, during my morning meditation, I

glanced out the window at the ash tree in our front yard. At

once I was overwhelmed by its magnificent, golden color!

As I stared in awe at God's work of art, the leaves began to

fall and, within minutes, the branches were bare. Sadness

came over me as I thought of the winter months ahead, but

just as I was reflecting on autumn's annual process, God's

message came through. Like the trees, stripped of their

leaves in the fall, sprout new blossoms in the spring, I had

had my compulsive, selfish ways removed by God in order

for me to blossom into a sober, joyful member of A.A.

Thank you, God, for the changing seasons and for my everchanging

life.

 

 

 

Pot Luck

 

Sand & Stone

A story tells that two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand:
"TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE."
They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him. After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone:

"TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SAVED MY LIFE."

The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him, "After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write on a stone, why?"

The other friend replied: "When someone hurts us we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it."


LEARN TO WRITE YOUR HURTS IN THE SAND AND TO CARVE YOUR BENEFITS IN STONE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Twenty Four Hours a Day

Since 1954, Twenty-Four Hours a Day has become a stable force in the recovery of many alcoholics

throughout the world. With over nine million copies in print (the original text has been revised),

this "little black book" offers daily thoughts, meditations, and prayers for living a clean and sober life.

A spiritual resource with practical applications to fit our daily lives.

Copyright 1975 Hazeleden Foundation

 

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