Saturday, March 4, 2017

Your Daily Reprieve 03.04.17

Your Daily Reprieve for Saturday  March    4,  2017

From Jacksonville. FL

"The welcome I received in AA was real. Neither my youth, my race, my newness, nor my foreignness concerned them. All they appeared to see was that I finally admitted my powerlessness over alcohol. That was enough for them." ~Grapevine: Port of Spain, March 2003

How much of your life do you spend
looking forward to being somewhere else?
-Matthew Flickstein

"If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact
- not to be solved, but to be coped with over time."
--Shimon Peres

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.
William Shakespeare –

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling
of letting go and holding on.
~Havelock Ellis

Big Book Quote

"Carry this message to other alcoholics! You can help when no one
else can. You can secure their confidence when others fail.
Remember they are very ill."

~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Working With Others, pg. 89~

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MARCH 2017 Anniversaries

3/1 Erich O. (Honolulu, HI).....5
3/1 Rich W. (Astoria, NY).....2
3/1 Mike Mc. (White Plains, NY).....6
3/2 Liz C. (White Plains, NY).....8
3/3 Ilene W. (Los Angeles, CA).....42
3/3 Steve H. (Middletown, NJ).....11
3/3 Kelly T. (Newmarket, NH).....26
3/4 Michelle C. (Surrey, BC).....4
3/5 Russel N. (Hermosa Beach, CA).....3
3/5 Tom M. (Stuart, FL/Waynesville, NC).....23
3/6 Courtney C. (Brunswick, GA).....6
3/7 Dave G. (White Rock BC, Canada).....14
3/9 Andy W. (City Island / WFMG).....30
3/12 Athol (Cardigan, PEI, CA).....7
3/12 Mark W. ().....16
3/13 Sue S.(Naples, FL).....5
3/13 Thomas V. (East Hanover, NJ).....10
3/14 Kay Z. (North Port, FL).....24
3/16 John S. (Boonton, NJ).....4
3/16 Billy I. (Islington, MA).....32
3/17 Dan D. (Tortola, BVI).....38
3/17 Susan C. P. (North Port, FL).....27
3/17 Nard B. (Bridgewater, NJ).....4
3/17 Carolyn W. (nantucket., MA).....20
3/17 Judy D. (Good Morning Carmel, CA).....2
3/18 Shannon L. (Cardigan, PEI, CA).....1
3/19 Mike B. (Purchase, NY).....17
3/20 Carlos L. Jr. (Carolina, PR).....7
3/21 Margie W. (Sant Cruz, CA).....30
3/21 Kate A. (Nyack, NY).....29
3/21 Pamela B. (New Jersey).....33
3/21 Carlos L. Sr. (Bridgeport, CT).....22
3/23 David C. (Boca Raton, FL).....4
3/25 Buffy H. (Gambier, OH/Nantucket, MA).....25
3/27 Chuck L. (Key Largo, FL).....30
3/27 Cathy C-T (Palm City, FL).....9
3/28 Tara S. (Pasadena, CA).....33
3/28 Mike H. (Lexington, KY).....30
3/29 Cliff k. (Philadelphia, PA).....12
3/29 Robin S. (NYC, NY).....24

0660 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."

The joy of living is the theme of A.A.'s Twelfth Step, and action is its key word. Here we turn outward toward our fellow alcoholics who are still in distress. Here we experience the kind of giving that asks no rewards. Here we begin to practice all Twelve Steps of the program in our daily lives so that we and those about us may find emotional sobriety. When the Twelfth Step is seen in its full implication, it is really talking about the kind of love that has no price tag on it.

p. 106

Twenty-Four Hours

A.A. Thought For The Day

Having surrendered our lives to God and put our drink
problem in His Hands doesn't mean that we'll never be
tempted to drink. So we must build up strength for the
time when temptation will come. In this quiet time, we
read and pray and get our minds in the right mood for
the day. Starting the day right is a great help in keeping
sober. As the days go by and we get used to the sober
life, it gets easier and easier. We begin to develop a
deep gratitude to God for saving us from that old life.
And we begin to enjoy peace and serenity and real quiet
happiness. Am I trying to live the way God wants me to live?

Meditation For The Day

The elimination of selfishness is the key to happiness
and can only be accomplished with God's help. We start
out with a spark of the Divine Spirit but a large amount
of selfishness. As we grow and come in contact with other
people, we can take one of two paths. We can become more
and more selfish and practically extinguish the Divine
Spark within us or we can become more unselfish and develop
our spirituality until it becomes the most important thing
in our lives.

Prayer For The Day

I pray that I may grow more and more unselfish, honest, pure
and loving. I pray that I may take the right path every day.

Daily Thought
(\    ~~    /)
(    \(AA)/    )
(_ /AA\ _)
/ AA \

Resentment is the "number one" offender. It destroys more alcoholics than anything else. From it stem all forms of spiritual disease, for we have been not only mentally and physically ill, we have been spiritually sick. When the spiritual malady is overcome, we straighten our mentally and physically. In dealing with resentments, we set them on paper. We listed people, institutions or principles with whom we were angry. We asked ourselves why we were angry. In most cases it was found that our self-esteem, our pocketbooks, our ambitions, our personal relationships (including sex) were hurt or threatened.
c. 2001 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous,  pp. 64-5

Thought to Consider . . .

esentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.


Positive Attitudes Change Everything.

Daily Reflection


The essence of all growth is a willingness to make a
change for the better and then an unremitting willingness
to shoulder whatever responsibility this entails.
By the time I had reached Step Three I had been freed of
my dependence on alcohol, but bitter experience has shown
me that continuous sobriety requires continuous effort.
Every now and then I pause to take a good look at my
progress. More and more of my garden is weeded each
time I look, but each time I also find new weeds sprouting
where I thought I had made my final pass with the blade.
As I head back to get the newly sprouted weed (it's easier
when they are young), I take a moment to admire how lush
the growing vegetables and flowers are, and my labors are
rewarded. My sobriety grows and bears fruit.

Pot Luck

Sometimes it seems I've spent my life trying to live up to others' expectations of me, and failing. I never thought much about pleasing myself. That would have been "selfish." --JoAnn Reed

We can feel burdened, inadequate, and overwhelmed by expectations, even when they are our own. More often, however, the problem originates from outside ourselves. Before we got into the program, we may have been easily caught in the trap of other people's expectations because we didn't know who we really were. Now that we are in recovery, the Fourth Step offers us an opportunity to understand ourselves better, which in turn helps us to set out own goals. No longer must someone else's goals guilt us into action.

Getting to know real freedom from the expectations of others is a two-step process. First we need to see clearly which expectations are ours and which belong to someone else. Then we need to turn to our Higher Power for help in fulfilling our own expectations, and only our own.

Before taking any action today I will pause to make certain I am fulfilling my expectations not someone else's. God will help me with this task.

You are reading from the book:

MARCH 10-12, 2017
Marywood Retreat Center
323 Marywood Drive Jacksonville, FL 32259

Contact: Thomas Page
 (904) 803-8636

Beyond Your Wildest Dreams 
11th Annual Women’s AA Retreat
“A Journey Through the Steps”

When:   Saturday, April 29, 2017, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm 
Cost: Simple 7th Tradition Basket for Donation before each meeting

What to Bring:   An Open Mind, A Covered dish to Share, The 12/12 Step Book
Where:  Tierney Auditorium (Formerly Maris Stella) 50th and Ocean Drive, Avalon, NJ

Details:   There will be speakers for the 12 Steps, along with food and fellowship.  We will cover Steps 1 - 7 in the morning, break for lunch and a beach walk from 12:30 to 2, and then begin with Step 8 through 12 in the afternoon, early evening  is for fun!    AA Skit Planned and other fun things!  Bring a friend!!

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English Speaking Meetings Included

MAY 5,6,7 2017
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Whole Weekend is only $190 per person D.O. or $265 Single

v  Includes Two night’s lodging (Friday & Saturday) at Woodward’s Inn of Lincoln or Woodward’s Resort.
v  Two breakfasts and Two lunches (Saturday & Sunday)
v  One dinner (Saturday).
v  NH Room Tax & Resort Fee.

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More Information:
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June 23rd, 24th, 25th 2017
Presented by:
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A weekend adventure through the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous
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