Your Daily Reprieve for Thursday October 10, 2019
From Warrensville Heights, OH
to sweep aside the primacy of concern with self,
to discard the selfishness and arrogance that stood in the way.
All these were obstacles to love,
and as I began to learn to turn my life and will
over to God as I understood him,
the first faint glimmerings of humility began to appear.”
~Grapevine: Fairfield, Connecticut, March 1980
When we are going through a difficult challenge
and begin to wonder where God is,
remember the teacher is always
quiet during a test. (thanks Stu K.)
A smile is a sunbeam from the soul 🌞
"In between goals is a thing called life
that has to be lived and enjoyed."
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"When we look back, we realize that the things which came to us when
we put ourselves in Gods hands were better than anything we could
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Working With Others pg. 100~
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6/10 Bob S. (Akron, OH).....84
October 2019 Miracles
10/1 Jigar D. (Mumbai, India)…..1
10/1 Mary H. (Andover, MA)…..31
10/1 Michael B. (Fort Salonga, NY)…..14
10/1 Michael A. (Shelter Island, NY)…..9
10/2 Armand the Chicken Man (Smithfield, RI)…..61
10/2 Dave R. (Bedminster, NJ)…..8
10/3 Chris H. (Punta Gorda, FL)…..29
10/3 Charlie E. (Chicago, IL)…..7
10/4 Mary R. (Averill Park, NY)…..22
10/4 Bev V. (Exeter, NH)…..27
10/6 Georgia H. (Kittery, ME)…..23
10/6 Anne M. (East Hampton, NY)…..15
10/6 Dick H. (Milford, MA)…..28
10/6 Russ W. (Milford, CT)…..6
10/6 Annette L. (Dothan, AL)…..27
10/6 Nancy G. (Port Orchard, WA)…..14
10/7 Donna C. (Punta Gorda, FL)…..44
10/8 Linda G. (Lake Placid, NY)…..41
10/8 Meredith R. (Brunswick, GA)…..7
10/9 Marcel B. (Memramcook, NB, Canada)…..8
10/9 Xavier F. (Greenwich, CT)…..6
10/9 Glen O. (Montague, MA)…..28
10/10 Sharon B. (Clermont, FL)…..2
10/11 Cigar Bob (Hampton Beach, NH/Cocoa Beach, FL)…..22
10/11 Ray H. (Hermitage, TN)…..9
10/12 Chris M. (Clark, NJ)…..32
10/13 Angie T. (Dorset, UK)…..15
10/13 Don C. (Evanston, IL)…..48
10/13 Robert L. (Denver, NC)…..18
10/14 Carol H. (Glen Cove, NY)…..34
10/14 Scott S. (Brookfield, WI)…..8
10/15 Marianne M. (Hampton, NH)…..23
10/17 Michele F. (Moultrie, GA)…..14
10/19 Ray S. (Covington, LA)…..31
10/19 Don T. (National City, MI)…..19
10/20 Caroline J. (Stuart, FL)…..2
10/21 Sue T. (Flanders, NJ)…..6
10/22 Betsy H. (Corpus Christi, TX)…..9
10/23 Britton W. (Raleigh, NC)…..2
10/23 James D. (NYC, NY)…..42
10/25 Robyn M. (Delray Beach, FL)…..30
10/25 David C. (Syracuse, NY)…..13
10/25 Mimi G. (NY,NY)…..10
10/25 Brittney B. (San Diego, CA)…..10
10/26 Niall H. (Dublin, Ireland)…..27
10/26 Bryce H. (NYC)…..1
10/28 Kelly G. (Morristown, NJ)…..2
10/28 Craig B. (Memphis, TN)…..8
10/28 Diane J. (Portland, OR)…..28
10/29 LauraLea K. (Leesburg, FL)…..8
10/30 Bob H. (Barnardsville, NC)…..31
0957 Total Years of Sobriety
Tradition Twelve - "Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities."
But in the beginning, anonymity was not born of confidence; it was the child of our early fears. Our first nameless groups of alcoholics were secret societies. New prospects could find us only through a few trusted friends. The bare hint of publicity, even for our work, shocked us. Though ex-drinkers, we still thought we had to hide from public distrust and contempt.
A.A. Thought For The Day
When new members come into my A.A. group, do I make a special
effort to make them feel at home? Do I put myself out to listen
to them, even if their ideas of A.A. are vague? Do I make it a
habit to talk to all new members myself, or do I often leave
that to someone else? I may not be able to help them, but, then,
again it may be something that I might say that would put them
on the right track. When I see any members sitting alone, do I
put myself out to be nice to them, or do I stay among my own
special group of friends and leave them out in the cold? Are all
new A.A.s my responsibility?
Meditation For The Day
You are God's servant. Serve Him cheerfully and readily.
Nobody likes a servant who avoids extra work, who complains
about being called from one task to do any less enjoyable. A
master would feel that he was being ill served by such a servant.
But is that not how you so often serve God? View your day's work
in this light. Try to do your day's work in this light. Try to do
your day's work the way you believe God wants you to do it, never
shirking any responsibility and often going out of your way to be
Prayer For The Day
I pray that I may be a good servant.
I pray that I may be willing to go out of my way to be of service.
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( \(AA)/ )
(_ /AA\ _)
"While drinking, we were certain that our intelligence, backed by will power, could rightly control our inner lives and guarantee us success in the world around us. This brave philosophy, wherein each man played God, sounded good in the speaking, but it still had to meet the acid test: How well did it actually work? One good look in the mirror was answer enough."
c. 1967 AAWS, As Bill Sees It, p. 225
Thought to Consider . . .
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen.
F A I T H
Finding Answers In The Heart
FIXING ME, NOT YOU
If somebody hurts us and we are sore, we are in the wrong
TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 90
What a freedom I felt when this passage was pointed out to
me! Suddenly I saw that I could do something about my
anger, I could fix me, instead of trying to fix them. I
believe that there are no exceptions to the axiom. When I
am angry, my anger is always self-centered. I must keep
reminding myself that I am human, that I am doing the best
I can, even when that best is sometimes poor. So I ask God
to remove my anger and truly set me free.
The whole problem is to establish communication with one's self…E. B. White
We are like many faceted gemstones. Each side represents a different aspect of us. We have our emotional sides with different feelings and responses. We have our competencies and strengths, hopes and desires, destructiveness and negativity, self-doubts and resentments. We also possess a drive for power and knowledge, a desire to serve, and a wish to connect with others.
Our spirituality requires that we know our many sides.
We need a working relationship with our thoughts and feelings so they can be appreciated, accepted, and understood.
When we tell our story in a meeting, we let others know us, and we get to know ourselves better.
When we are spontaneous in what we say or do, we communicate with ourselves.
We discover ourselves through meditation, journal writing, playfulness, physical activity, and conversations with others.
And…because of these activities…we become more honest.
So…today…just today, I will use my lines of communication with myself and become more self-accepting and more honest…please Dear GOOD GOD, please help me to stop lying to myself…
LOVE…above all things,
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