Your Daily Reprieve for Thursday March 12, 2020
From Jacksonville, FL
"Pain comes like the weather,
but joy is a choice."
God can bring showers of blessing
out of storms of adversity.
Time is a created thing.
To say, "I don't have time"
is like saying "I don't want to..."
"You cannot tailor make the situations in life,
but you can tailor make the attitudes
to fit those situations before they arise."
Big Book Quote
"...we were at Step Three, which is that we decided to turn our will
and our life over to God as we understood Him. Just what do we mean
by that, and just what do we do?
The first requirement is that we be convinced that any life run on
self-will can hardly be a success. On that basis we are almost
always in collision with something or somebody, even though our
motives are good. Most people try to live by self-propulsion."
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, How It Works, pg. 60~
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6/10 Bob S. (Akron, OH).....84
MARCH 2020 Miracles
3/1 Crispin H. (London, UK)…..38
3/1 Newfie Dave D. (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia)…..22
3/1 Donnie M. (Springfield, WV)…..21
3/1 Rich W. (Astoria, NY)…..5
3/1 Wyman B. (Augusta, GA)…..6
3/2 Liz C. (White Plains, NY)…..11
3/3 Curtis C. (Parrsboro, N.S. )…..1
3/3 Daniel J. (Naples, FL)…..1
3/3 Steven H. (Atlantic Heights, NJ)…..14
3/3 Kelly T. (Newmarket, NH)…..29
3/4 Adam L. (NY,NY / SOMA, NJ)…..6
3/4 Chris A. (Bristol, UK)…..50
3/5 Bill E. (Portsmouth, RI)…..35
3/5 Tom M. Waynesville, NC/Jacksonville, FL)…..26
3/5 Deirdre C. (Cornelius, NC)…..24
3/5 Joan T. (Princeton, NJ)…..31
3/6 Julie D. (Ajijic. Jalisco, Mexico)…..38
3/7 Adam S. (Tampa)…..3
3/7 Dave G. (White Rock. B.C./Merida. Mex)…..17
3/7 George H. (Milwaukee, WI)…..12
3/8 William the Wanderer (NH)…..31
3/9 Andy W. (Harbor Island, BYOC)…..33
3/9 Sheila J. (New York, NY)…..34
3/9 Patti K. (Baiting Hollow)…..36
3/9 Tony C. (Punta Gorda, FL)…..41
3/9 Phil S. (Santa Fe, NM)…..10
3/10 Mark B. (Portland, ME)…..34
3/11 John M. (Succasunna, NJ)…..11
3/11 Eleni N. (Portland, ME)…..1
3/12 Ned W. (Melbourne, FL)…..23
3/12 Carol S. (Farmington Hills, MI)…..17
3/13 Tom V. (Morristown, NJ)…..13
3/14 Frank G. (San Francisco, CA)…..29
3/14 Barbara B. (Watson, LA)…..1
3/14 Suzanne S. (NYC)…..40
3/15 Zvi B. (Brooklyn, NY)…..1
3/16 Eli S. (Waynesville, NC)…..1
3/16 Bill I. (Islington, MA)…..35
3/17 Anna D. (Delaware)…..1
3/17 Judy D. (Camel, CA)…..5
3/17 Dan D. (Vero Beach, FL)…..41
3/17 Susan P. (Port Charlotte, FL)…..30
3/18 Glenn M. (Indialantic, FL)…..1
3/18 Rachel P. (Lond0n, UK)…..6
3/19 Rebecca S. (London, UK)…..2
3/19 Mike B. (Purchase, NY)…..20
3/20 Kathleen G. (Cavan Lodge, Ireland)…..18
3/21 Lee H (Devon, PA)…..3
3/21 Norm A. (Boston, MA)…..31
3/21 Tucker H. (Nantucket, MA)…..3
3/21 Scott M. (Boston, MA)…..9
3/21 Kate A. (Nyack, NY)…..32
3/23 Donna L. (Pearl River,NY )…..22
3/23 Jesse R. ()…..10
3/24 Amy BS (New York ,NY)…..32
3/24 Joan O. (Keaau, HI)…..3
3/24 Wendy R. (Nyack, NY)…..34
3/25 Ashley G. ()…..4
3/25 Tim F. (River Edge, NJ)…..6
3/26 Christina U. (Palm Coast, FL)…..7
3/26 Rudy T. (Santa Fe, NM)…..2
3/27 Steve H. (East Hampton, NY)…..33
3/27 Jonelle A. ()…..32
3/27 Chuck L. (Key Largo, FL)…33
3/28 Collen S. (Fernandina Beach, FL)…..32
3/28 Michelle E. (Grand Rapids, MI)…..1
3/28 Sam S. (Houston, TX)…..7
3/28 Steven S. (Summit, NJ)…..10
3/28 Shane S. (Randolph, NJ)…..2
3/29 Robin S. (New York, NY)…..27
3/30 Barbara K. (Melville, NY)…..15
3/31 Joyce G. (Michigan/Florida)…..10
3/31 Jackson R. (Daytona, FL)…..
1298 Total Years of Sobriety
Step Seven - "Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings."
When we have finally admitted without reservation that we are powerless over alcohol, we are apt to breathe a great sigh of relief, saying, "Well, thank God that's over! I'll never have to go through that again!" Then we learn, often to our consternation, that this is only the first milestone on the new road we are walking. Still goaded by sheer necessity, we reluctantly come to grips with those serious character flaws that made problem drinkers of us in the first place, flaws which must be dealt with to prevent a retreat into alcoholism once again. We will want to be rid of some of these defects, but in some instances this will appear to be an impossible job from which we recoil. And we cling with a passionate persistence to others which are just as disturbing to our equilibrium, because we still enjoy them too much. How can we possibly summon the resolution and the willingness to get rid of such overwhelming compulsions and desires?
A.A. Thought For The Day
The Prodigal Son "took his journey into a far country
and wasted his substance on riotous living." That's what
we alcoholics do. We waste our substance with riotous
living. "When he came to himself, he said: I will arise
and go to my father." That's what an alcoholic does in
A.A. He comes to himself. His alcoholic self is not his
real self. His sane, sober, respectable self is his real
self. That's why we're so happy in A.A. Have I come to
Meditation For The Day
Simplicity is the keynote of a good life. Choose the
simple things always. Life can become complicated if you
let it be so. You can be swamped by difficulties if you
let them take up too much of your time. Every difficulty
can be either solved or ignored and something better
substituted for it. Love the humble things of life.
Reverence the simple things. Your standard must never
be the world's standard of wealth and power.
Prayer For The Day
I pray that I may love the simple things of life.
I pray that I may keep my life uncomplicated and free.
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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
A DAY'S PLAN
On awakening let us think about the twenty-four hours
ahead. We consider our plans for the day. Before we begin,
we ask God to direct our thinking, especially asking that it
be divorced from self-pity, dishonest or self-seeking motives
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 86
Every day I ask God to kindle within me the fire of His
love, so that love, burning bright and clear, will illuminate
my thinking and permit me to better do His will.
Throughout the day, as I allow outside circumstances to
dampen my spirits, I ask God to sear my consciousness with
the awareness that I can start my day over any time I
choose; a hundred times, if necessary.
Serenity Prayer (complete)
Grant me the Serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
The Courage to change the things I can;
And the Wisdom to know the difference.
But the complete prayer which is attributed to Reinhold Neibhuhr goes on.
“Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships a pathway to peace;
Taking as He did,
This sinful world as it is,
not as I would have it.
Trusting that He will
make all things right if
If I surrender to His will;
That I may be
reasonably happy in this life.
And supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Stephen Beal, Editor, Stepping Stones to Recovery for Men
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