Your Daily Reprieve for Wednesday March 8, 2017
From Stuart. FL
Forgiveness can be the WD40
that oils the creaking hinges
of our friendships and, sometimes,
keeps the doors from falling off altogether.
~ Martin Wroe
“It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more ‘manhood’ to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind.” ~Alex Karras
A cool head keeps you out of hot water.
“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”
― Lao Tzu
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"Thus we grow. And so can you, though you be but one man with this
book in your hand. We believe and hope it contains all you will need
Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, A Vision For You, pg. 162
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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
3/3 Evelyn T. (Troy, NY).....2
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
3/7 George(Milwaukee, WI).....9
3/9 Andy W. (City Island / WFMG).....30
3/9 Phil S. (Dripping Springs, TX).....7
3/9 Tony C. (Punta Gorda, FL).....38
3/11 John M. (Succasunna, NJ).....8
3/12 Athol (Cardigan, PEI, CA).....7
3/12 Mark W. (Phoenix, AZ).....16
3/13 Sue S.(Naples, FL).....5
3/13 Thomas V. (East Hanover, NJ).....10
3/14 Kay Z. (North Port, FL).....24
3/15 Brian G. (Harpwell, ME).....27
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
3/21 Norm A. (Boston, MA).....28
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
3/27 Steve H. (East Hampton, NY).....30
3/28 Tara S. (Pasadena, CA).....33
3/28 Mike H. (Lexington, KY).....30
3/29 Cliff k. (Philadelphia, PA).....12
3/29 Francis G. (Southampton, UK).....41
3/29 Robin S. (NYC, NY).....24
0841 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."
A.A. has many single alcoholics who wish to marry and are in a position to do so. Some marry fellow A.A.'s. How do they come out? On the whole these marriages are very good ones. Their common suffering as drinkers, their common interest in A.A. and spiritual things, often enhance such unions. It is only where "boy meets girl on A.A. campus," and love follows at first sight, that difficulties may develop. The prospective partners need to be solid A.A.'s and long enough acquainted to know that their compatibility at spiritual, mental, and emotional levels is a fact and not wishful thinking. They need to be as sure as possible that no deep-lying emotional handicap in either will be likely to rise up under later pressures to cripple them. The considerations are equally true and important for the A.A.'s who marry "outside" A.A. With clear understanding and right, grown-up attitudes, very happy results do follow.
A.A. Thought For The Day
We must go to A.A. meetings regularly. We must learn to think
differently. We must change from alcoholic thinking to sober
thinking. We must reeducate our minds. We must try to help other
alcoholics. We must cooperate with God by spending at least as much
time and energy on the A.A. program as we did on drinking. We must
follow the A.A. program to the best of our ability. Have I turned my
alcoholic problem over to God and am I cooperating with Him?
Meditation For The Day
The joy of true fellowship shall be mine in full measure. I will revel in
the joy of real fellowship. There will come back a wonderful joy, if I
share in fellowship now. Fellowship among spiritually minded people
is the embodiment of God's purpose for this world. To realize this will
bring me a new life-joy. If I share in humanity's joy and travail, a
great blessing will be mine. I can truly live a life not of earth, but a
heaven-life here and now.
Prayer For The Day
I pray that I may be helped and healed by true spiritual fellowship. I
pray that I may sense His presence in spiritual fellowship with His
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(_ /AA\ _)
/ AA \
He had lain awake all night. Down in the pit of his depression, new hope had suddenly been born. The thought flashed through his mind, "If they can do it, I can do it!" Over and over he said this to himself. Finally, out of his hope, there burst conviction. Now he was sure. Then came a great joy. At length peace stole over him, and he slept.
c. 2001 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 189
Thought to Consider . . .
Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.
H O P E
Heart Open; Please Enter
TURNING IT OVER
Every man and woman who has joined A.A. and intends to
stick has, without realizing it, made a beginning on Step
Three. Isn't it true that in all matters touching upon alcohol,
each of them has decided to turn his or her life over to the
care, protection, and guidance of Alcoholics Anonymous? .
. . Any willing newcomer feels sure A.A. is the only safe
harbor for the foundering vessel he has become. Now if this
is not turning one's will and life over to a newfound
TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 35
Submission to God was the first step to my recovery. I
believe our Fellowship seeks a spirituality open to a new
kinship with God. As I exert myself to follow the path of
the Steps, I sense a freedom that gives me the ability to
think for myself. My addiction confined me without any
release and hindered my ability to be released from my selfconfinement,
but A.A. assures me of a way to go forward.
Mutual sharing, concern and caring for others is our natural
gift to each other and mine is strengthened as my attitude
toward God changes. I learn to submit to God's will in my
life, to have self-respect, and to keep both of these attitudes
by giving away what I receive.
If Life is a Game,
These are the Rules
The Simple Approach to the 12 Steps!
1. There's a power that will kill me.
2. There's a power that wants me to live.
3. Which do I want? (If you want to die, stop here. If you want to live, go on.)
4. Using examples from your own life, understand that selfishness, dishonesty, resentment, and fear control your actions.
5. Tell all your private, embarrassing secrets to another person.
6. Decide whether or not you want to live that way any more.
7. If you want your life to change, ask a power greater than yourself to change it for you. (If you could have changed it yourself, you would have long ago.)
8. Figure out how to make right all the things you did wrong.
9. Fix what you can without causing more trouble in the process.
10. Understand that making mistakes is part of being human (When you make a mistake, fix it, immediately if you can.)
11. Ask for help to treat yourself and others the way you want your higher power to treat you.
12. Don't stop doing 1 through 11, and Pass It On!!
One Day Step Series
Saturday April 1st 2017
Peter M. From Fort Lauderdale and Stevie B. Deerfield
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. includes a potluck lunch
Passing the basket between each meeting
Location: Jensen Beach Community Church
3900 Skyline Drive Jensen Beach Florida
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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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