Your Daily Reprieve for Wednesday March 1, 2017
From Waynesville, NC
"You can get everything money will buy without a
lick of character, but you can't get any of the
things money won't buy-- happiness, joy, peace of
mind, winning relationships, etc., without character."
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire,
men cannot live without a spiritual life.
You will be judged one day. Not by your standard of living; but by your measure of giving. May God bless you with generosity. Your spirit cares; and its asking you to share.
It's OK to walk away sometimes.
Not everything is supposed to work out.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Big Book Quote
"If we skip this vital step (5th Step), we may not overcome drinking.
Time after time newcomers have tried to keep to themselves certain
facts about their lives. Trying to avoid this humbling experience,
they have turned to easier methods. Almost invariably they got drunk.
Having persevered with the rest of the program, they wondered why
they fell. We think the reason is that they never completed their
housecleaning. They took inventory all right, but hung on to some of
the worst items in stock. They only thought they had lost their
egoism and fear; they only thought they had humbled themselves. But they had not learned enough of humility, fearlessness and honesty, in the sense we find it necessary, until they told someone else all their life story."
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Into Action, pg. 72~
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3/1 Erich O. (Honolulu, HI).....5
3/1 Rich W. (Astoria, NY).....2
3/1 Mike Mc. (White Plains, NY).....6
3/3 Ilene W. (Los Angeles, CA).....42
3/5 Tom M. (Stuart, FL/Waynesville, NC).....23
3/6 Courtney C. (Brunswick, GA).....6
3/9 Andy W. (City Island / WFMG).....30
3/12 Athol (Cardigan, PEI, CA).....7
3/13 Sue S.(Naples, FL).....5
3/14 Kay Z. (North Port, FL).....24
3/17 Dan D. (Tortola, BVI).....38
3/17 Susan C. P. (North Port, FL).....27
3/18 Shannon L. (Cardigan, PEI, CA).....1
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3/21 Pamela B. (New Jersey).....33
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3/27 Chuck L. (Key Largo, FL).....30
3/28 Tara S. (Pasadena, CA).....33
3/29 Cliff k. (Philadelphia, PA).....12
0378 Total Years of Sobriety
Step Twelve - "Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs."
When we developed still more, we discovered the best possible source of emotional stability to be God Himself. We found that dependence upon His perfect justice, forgiveness, and love was healthy, and that it would work where nothing else would. If we really depended upon God, we couldn't very well play God to our fellows nor would we feel the urge wholly to rely on human protection and care. These were the new attitudes that finally brought many of us an inner strength and peace that could not be deeply shaken by the shortcomings of others or by any calamity not of our own making.
A.A. Thought For The Day
When I find myself thinking about taking a drink, I say to myself.
"Don't reach out and take that problem back. You've given it to God
and there's nothing you can do about it." So I forget about the
drink. One of the most important parts of the A.A. program is to give
our drink problem to God honestly and fully and never to reach out
and take the problem back to ourselves. If we let God have it and
keep it for good and then cooperate with Him, we'll stay sober. Have
I determined not to take the drink problem back to myself?
Meditation For The Day
Constant effort is necessary if I am to grow spiritually and develop
my spiritual life. I must keep the spiritual rules persistently,
perseveringly, lovingly, patiently, and hopefully. By keeping them, every
mountain of difficulty shall be laid low, the rough places of poverty of
spirit shall be made smooth, and all who know me shall know that God is
the Lord of all my ways. To get close to the spirit of God is to find
life and healing and strength.
Prayer For The Day
I pray that God's spirit may be everything to my soul. I pray that
God's spirit may grow within me.
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/ AA \
A New Life
Life will take on a 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.
c. 2001 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 89
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Break out of your shell and join us!
F E E L
Feel, Experience, Express, Let go
It works—it really does.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 88
When I got sober I initially had faith only in the program of
Alcoholics Anonymous. Desperation and fear kept me
sober (and maybe a caring and/or tough sponsor helped!).
Faith in a Higher Power came much later. This faith came
slowly at first, after I began listening to others share at
meetings about their experiences—experiences that I had
never faced sober, but that they were facing with strength
from a Higher Power. Out of their sharing came hope that I
too would—and could—"get" a Higher Power. In time, I
learned that a Higher Power—a faith that works under all
conditions—is possible. Today this faith, plus the honesty,
open-mindedness and willingness to work the Steps of the
program, gives me the serenity that I seek. It works—it
Keep It Simple
Let Go and Let God. --- Twelve Step slogan
Some days we might ask ourselves, Is it worth it? We feel alone. No one seems to care.
Life seems hard. Recovery seems hard. This is when we need to slow down and take a look at what's going on. We're feeling this way because we're off our recovery path. We may be back
into wanting people to see things our way. We want control. Remember, all problems are not our problems. All work is not our work. We can't have everything the way we want it. But we can do our part and let go of the rest. Than we can feel better.
Prayer for the Day:
Higher Power, help me remember my only work today is to do Your will for me. It is not my job to be You.
Action for the Day:
I'll talk with my sponsor or a program friend today. I'll talk about how to deal with things that seems to pull me down.
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