Your Daily Reprieve for Saturday December 28, 2019
From Jacksonville, FL
Peace isn't something you wish for,
it's something you make, something you do,
something you are, and something you give away.
“The gift is to the giver,
and comes back most to him
– it cannot fail.”
— Walt Whitman
You can only see
what you can't see
when you can see it ...
“Our AA Traditions are, we trust,
securely anchored in those wise precepts:
charity, gratitude, and humility.
Nor have we forgotten prudence.
May these virtues ever stand clear before us in our meditations.”
~AA Co-Founder, Bill W., August 1957
Big Book Quote
"Having made our personal inventory, what shall we do about it? We
have been trying to get a new attitude, a new relationship with our
Creator, and to discover the obstacles in our path. We have admitted certain defects; we have ascertained in a rough way what the trouble is; we have put our finger on the weak items in our personal inventory. Now these are about to be cast out. This requires action on our part,
which, when completed, will mean that we have admitted to God, to
ourselves, and to another human being, the exact nature of our
This brings us to the Fifth Step in the program of recovery mentioned
in the preceding chapter."
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Into Action, pg. 72~
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It will look like this :
6/10 Bob S. (Akron, OH).....84
December 2019 Miracles
12/1 Beth S. (Albuquerque, NM/Madison, NH)…..24
12/2 Wendy M. (Scottsdale, AZ)…..30
12/3 Ancil D. (Bloomington, IN)…..1
13/3 Walter S. (Jacksonville, FL)…..26
12/3 Debra A. (Tampa, FL)…..37
12/4 Fred E. (Stuttgart, DE)…..8
12/4 Mike K. (Floral Park, NY)…..1
12/4 Lisa B. (Trenton, MI)…..24
12/5 Sophie G. (Larchmont, NY)…..7
12/5 Bob H. ()…..35
12/5 Matt G. (Colts Neck, NJ)…..11
12/6 Dave B. (Venice, FL)…..28
12/6 Nikki G. (Flemington, NJ)…..9
12/7 Steve O. (Osteen, FL)…..27
12/7 Georgia O. (Stuart, FL)…..41
12/7 Nan G. (Los Altos, CA/Nantucket, MA)…..23
12/8 Lynne L. (Portland, OR)…..46
12/8 Ed B. (Lawrenceville, NJ)…..18
12/10 Susan M. (Mendham, NJ)…..1
12/10 Wendell M. (Bothell, WA)…..6
12/10 Paul K/ Gypsy (Nantucket MA / Anguilla)…..13
12/10 Kathy R. (Basking Ridge, NJ)…..9
12/11 Dawn K. ()…..12
12/11 Brendan B. (At Home)…..1
12/12 Mitch B. (Evanston, IL)…..33
12/12 Linda B. (Maryland, NY)…..6
12/13 Tom O. (Milwaukee WI_.....13
12/14 Linda M. (Salem, NH)…..7
12/14 Jim B. (Hudson Valley, NY)…..26
12/14 Bob P. (Cullman, AL)…..29
12/15 John M. (Paros, Greece)…..17
12/15 Taleah M. (NY, N Y)…..2
12/15 Bill M. (Goodyear, AZ/Caguas, PR)…..34
12/16 Mike S. (Raleigh, NC)…..3
12/16 Carrie F. (Selinsgrove, PA)…..15
12/16 Heather V. (Nantucket, MA)…..2
12/17 Joe K. (North Port, FL)…..36
12/18 Chris V. (Nashville, TN)…..12
12/18 Kevin T. (Basking Ridge, NJ)…..27
12/18 Melissa B. (Cape Cod, MA)…..1
12/18 John K. (Stuart, FL)…..7
12/19 Autumn M. (Jacksonville, FL)…..2
12/19 Kathleen S. (Haverhill, MA)…..39
12/19 Mary F. (West Newbury, MA)…..21
12/19 Karen G. (Brooklyn, NY)…..7
12/19 Autumn M. (Jacksonville, FL)…..3
12/19 Brian K. (Ossipee, NH)…..8
12/20 Lory W. (Winchester, UK)…..19
12/21 Bridget C. (Albany, NY)…..17
12/21 Moira N. (New Rochelle, NY)…..8
12/22 Dick McD. (New York, NY)…..42
12/23 Pete G. (Larchmont, NY)…..39
12/23 Carol H. (Amarillo, TX)…..13
12/23 Cathy B. (Princeton, NJ)…..15
12/23 Lee H. (San Francisco, CA)…..29
12/23 Dave L. (Raleigh, NC)…..2
12/24 Peter S. (Manhattan, NY)…..19
12/24 Eric O. (Kennebunkport, ME)…..5
12/24 Niki T. (Lake Worth, FL)…..3
12/25 Lynn I. (Port Charlotte, FL)…..30
12/25 Peter Mc. (NYC)…..22
12/26 Chick R. (Oak Forest, IL)…..22
12/26 Jamie C. (Nantucket/West Palm Beach)…..3
12/27 Zoe R. (Kent, UK)…..1
12/27 Trish H. (UK)…..3
12/27 Eileen (Corpus Christi, TX)…..5
12/28 Johanna T. (Cobleskill, NY)…..19
12/28 Chris A. (Basking Ridge, NJ)…..2
12/28 Melissa C. (Acton, MA)…..5
12/30 Rufus W. (Coppell, TX)…..46
12/31 Aussie Ian (Bangkok)…..25
12/31 Jake R. (Prattville, AL)…..44
12/31 Tabatha J. (Charlotte, NC)…..7
1243 Total Years of Sobriety
Step Four - "Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves."
We also clutch at another wonderful excuse for avoiding an inventory. Our present anxieties and troubles, we cry, are caused by the behavior of other people--people who really need a moral inventory. We firmly believe that if only they'd treat us better, we'd be all right. Therefore we think our indignation is justified and reasonable--that our resentments are the "right kind." We aren't the guilty ones. They are!
A.A. Thought For The Day
A.A. may be human in its organization, but it is divine
in its purpose. The purpose is to point me toward God and
the good life. My feet have been set upon the right path.
I feel it in the depths of my being. I am going in the
right direction. The future can be safely left to God.
Whatever the future holds, it cannot be too much for me
to bear. I have the Divine Power with me, to carry me
through everything that may happen. Am I pointed toward
God and the good life?
Meditation For The Day
Although unseen, the Lord is always near to those who
believe in Him and trust Him and depend on Him for the
strength to meet the challenges of life. Although veiled
from mortal sight, the Higher Power is always available to
us whenever we humbly ask for it. The feeling that God is
with us should not depend on any passing mood of ours, but
we should try to be always conscious of His power and love
in the background of our lives.
Prayer For The Day
I pray that today I may feel that God is not too far away
to depend on for help. I pray that I may feel confident of
His readiness to give me the power that I need.
(\ ~~ /)
( \(AA)/ )
(_ /AA\ _)
"So our troubles, we think, are basically of our own making. They arise out of ourselves, and the alcoholic is an extreme example of self-will run riot, though he usually doesn't think so. Above everything, we alcoholics must be rid of this selfishness. We must, or it kills us!"
c. 2001 AAWS Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 62
Thought to Consider . . .
The smallest package in the world is an alcoholic wrapped up in just themselves.
P A C E
Positive Attitudes Change Everything
SUIT UP AND SHOW UP
In A.A. we aim not only for sobriety—we try again to
become citizens of the world that we rejected, and of the
world that once rejected us. This is the ultimate
demonstration toward which Twelfth Step work is the first
but not the final step.
AS BILL SEES IT, p. 21
The old line says, "Suit up and show up." That action is so
important that I like to think of it as my motto. I can choose
each day to suit up and show up, or not. Showing up at
meetings starts me toward feeling a part of that meeting, for
then I can do what I say I'll do at meetings. I can talk with
newcomers, and I can share my experience; that's what
credibility, honesty, and courtesy really are. Suiting up and
showing up are the concrete actions I take in my ongoing
return to normal living.
Education should be the process of helping everyone to discover his uniqueness.
We are each special, which means there is not another person just like ourselves.
Nobody looks just like us. Nobody's voice sounds quite like our own.
And nobody thinks through a story just like we do.
Each of us has been created for a special purpose. Maybe it's for what we'll teach a friend,
or the way we'll help a sister or a brother.
Every day will give us chances to offer our special talents to others.
Our being alive is God's way of proving that we're important to the family,
the neighborhood, and the world.
What important task lies before me today?
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