Thursday, May 28, 2020

Your Daily Reprieve 05.29,20

Your Daily Reprieve for Friday May 29, 2020

From Waynesville, NC

To us of AA sobriety means life itself.”
~ Bill W., December 1957

Notice the acts of kindness other people do
rather than their shortcomings.
This is how the loving presence views you.
When you can focus on the good in another
and hold that in your mind,
you are acting from your higher self.
This can help dissipate fear and anger.
~Wayne Dyer

Choose someone (for your North Star)
whose way of life as well as words,
and whose very face
as mirroring the character that lies behind it,
have won your approval.
Be always pointing him out to yourself
either as your guardian or as your model.
There is a need, in my view,
for someone as a standard against which
our characters can measure themselves.
Without a ruler to do it against,
you won’t make crooked straight.

"God is not a cosmic bellboy
for whom we can press a button
to get things done. "
~Harry Emerson Fosdick

Big Book Quote

"Once we have taken this step, withholding nothing, we are delighted.
We can look the world in the eye. We can be alone at perfect peace and
ease. Our fears fall from us. We begin to feel the nearness of our
Creator. We may have had certain spiritual beliefs, but now we begin to
have a spiritual experience."

Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, Into Action, pg. 75

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MAY  2020 Miracles

5/1 Stacey E. (Dothan, AL)…..14
5/1 Becky W. ()…..11
5/1 Rhonda B. (Texas)…..19
5/1 Bryan E. (NYC, NY)…..6
5/1 Sybil K. (Wiesbaden, Germany)…..2
5/2 Eddie C. (Southampton, UK)…..20
5/2 Steve W. (Cape Cod)…..5
5/2 Marcia U. (Waynesville, NV)…..24
5/4 Regina M. (New York, NY)…..22
5/4 Melanie R. (NYC, NY)…..7
5/4 Jim L. (Waynesville, NC)…..1
5/4 Patrick R. (Happy Valley, MA)…..9
5/5 Ricky M. (Palm Coast, FL)…..6
5/5 Denny M. (Leesburg, FL)…..38
5/5 Susanna W. (Princeton, IN)…..31
5/5 Melissa C. (Hawaii)…..2
5/6 Chloe B. (Parsippany, NJ)…..20
5/7 Anthony A. (Mamaroneck, NY)…..24
5/7 Leo H. (Wales, UK)…..15
5/7 Echo W. (Lake City, CO)…..3
5/8 Elizabeth H. (Brick, NJ)…..10
5/8 Mark C. (Kodak, TN)…..6
5/8 Rossana G. (East Lansing, MI)…..26
5/8 Mickey B. (Southampton, NY)…..32
5/9 Stuart, O. (Springfield, VA)…..8
5/9 Pete D. (NYC, NY)…..9
5/10 Randy Y. (Chattanooga, TN)…..1
5/10 Steven N. (Northport, FL)…..8
5/10 Rick P. (Seabrook, NH)…..13
5/10 John H. (Miami, FL)…..38
5/10 Jim P. (Carmel, CA)…..9
5/11 Sarah D. (New York City)…..1
5/11 Vaugn T. (Gladstone, NJ)…..16
5/12 Beth N. (Orlando, FL)…..23
5/12 Pat P. (Punta Gorda, FL)…..14
5/13 Gary V. (Portage, IN)…..34
5/13 Linda K. (Deerfield, IL)…..34
5/14 Kathy S. (Atkinson, NH)…..31
5/15 Orry M. (Norwalk, CT)…..1
5/15 Tricia (Rye, NY)…..26
5/15 Bill O. (East Hampton, NY)…..16
5/15 Chris W. (Stuart, Fl./Sao Pedro DaAldeia RJ, Brasil).....31
5/16 Donna K. ()…..1
5/17 Deanna P. (Ellsworth, ME)…..4
5/17 Sanjay C. (Astoria, NY)…..2
5/17 David “Livin’ My Dream” H. (Lewisburg, PA)…..30
5/17 Alan T. (University Park, FL)…..27
5/17 Kimberly K. (Bridgewater, NJ)…..2
5/17 John C. (East Hampton, NY)…..19
5/17 Lisa B/ (Paris, KY/Punt Gorda, FL)…..9
5/18 Jessica H. (Boca Raton, FL)…..2
5/18 Maryann DV. ()…..33
5/17 Debra O. (Stuart, FL)…..10
5/19 Rachelle S. ()…..27
5/19 Becky T. (Haverstraw, NY)…..13
5/20 Kay W. (Amarillo, TX)…..1
5/20 Capt. Jeff E. (Pensacola, FL)…..8
5/21 Frank S. (NYC)…..2
5/22 Jamie S. (Mamaroneck, NY)…..18
5/23 Leo B. (Cleveland, OH)…..29
5/23 Phyllis C. ()…..27
5/24 Harry K. (Velez, Spain)…..27
5/26 Mark D. (South Berwick, ME)…..17
5/26 Drew P. (Huntersville, NC)…..5
5/26 Jerry S. (NYC, NY)…..38
5/26 Kate W. (Cape Cod)…..5
5/26 Lisa F. (NYC, NY)…..16
5/26 Lee T. (Clinton, CT)…..29
5/26 Monica F. (LA, CA)…..3
5/27 Ryan W. (Nantucket, MA)…..2
5/27 Becki V. (Waynesville, NC)…..8
5/27 Mary Pat (NYC, NY)…..42
5/27 Bobby S. (Whistler, Canada)…..16
5/27 Joan S. (Rockaway, NJ)…..31
5/28 Susan L (Westhampton, NY)…..7
5/28 Phil K. (Port Charlotte, FL)…..45
5/28 Heather M. D. (St Stephen, NB, Canada)…..30
5/29 Harvey P. (Burlington, VT)…..12
5/29 Allen V. (Phoenicia/Astoria. NY)…..12
5/29 Kathleen S. (Bernardsville, NJ)…..19
5/29 B.S. Billy (Portsmouth, RI)…..22
5/29 George B. (Cleveland/Key Largo, FL)…..7
5/30 Bill D. (New York, NY)…..37
5/31 Art D. (Mequon, WI)…..36
5/31 Rhoda M. (East Hampton, NY)…..14
5/31 Irene L. (LaMoine, ME)…..32
5/31 Steve L. ()…..11

1385 Total Years of Sobriety


Step Eleven - "Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."

Perhaps one of the greatest rewards of meditation and prayer is the sense of belonging that comes to us. We no longer live in a completely hostile world. We are no longer lost and frightened and purposeless. The moment we catch even a glimpse of God's will, the moment we begin to see truth, justice, and love as the real and eternal things in life, we are no longer deeply disturbed by all the seeming evidence to the contrary that surrounds us in purely human affairs. We know that God lovingly watches over us. We know that when we turn to Him, all will be well with us, here and hereafter.

p. 105

Twenty-Four Hours

A.A. Thought For The Day

We who have learned to put our drink problem in God's hands can
help others to do so. We can be used as a connection between an
alcoholic's need and God's supply of strength. We in Alcoholics
Anonymous can be uniquely useful, just because we have the
misfortune or fortune to be alcoholics ourselves. Do I want to be a
uniquely useful person? Will I use my own greatest defeat and failure
and sickness as a weapon to help others?

Meditation For The Day

I will try to help others. I will try not to let a day pass without reaching
out an arm of love to someone. Each day I will try to do something to
lift another human being out of the sea of discouragement into which
he or she has fallen. My helping hand is needed to raise the helpless to
courage, to strength, to faith, to health. In my own gratitude, I will
turn and help other alcoholics with the burden that is pressing too
heavily upon them.

Prayer For The Day
I pray that I may be used by God to lighten many burdens. I pray that
many souls may be helped through my efforts.

Daily Thought
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"The moment we ponder a twisted or broken relationship with another person, our emotions go on the defensive. To escape looking at the wrongs we have done another, we resentfully focus on the wrong he has done us. This is especially true if he has, in fact, behaved badly at all. Triumphantly, we seize upon his misbehavior as the perfect excuse for minimizing or forgetting our own. If we are now about to ask forgiveness for ourselves, why shouldn't we start out by forgiving them, one and all?"
Bill W.
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 78

Thought to Consider . . .

e are prisoners of our own resentments. Forgiveness unlocks the door and sets us free.


Don't Even Think About Changing Him/Her

Daily Reflection

The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to
stop drinking.

I first heard the short form of the Third Tradition in the
Preamble. When I came to A.A. I could not accept myself,
my alcoholism, or a Higher Power. If there had been any
physical, mental, moral, or religious requirements for
membership, I would be dead today. Bill W. said in his
tape on the Traditions that the Third Tradition is a charter
for individual freedom. The most impressive thing to me
was the feeling of acceptance from members who were
practicing the Third Tradition by tolerating and accepting
me. I feel acceptance is love and love is God's will for us.

Pot Luck  

A New Serenity Prayer by Fr. James Martin

God, grant me the serenity
to accept the people I cannot change,
which is pretty much everyone,
since I'm clearly not you, God.
At least not the last time I checked.

And while you're at it, God,
please give me the courage
to change what I need to change about myself,
which is frankly a lot, since, once again,
I'm not you, which means I'm not perfect.

It's better for me to focus on changing myself
than to worry about changing other people,
who, as you'll no doubt remember me saying,
I can't change anyway.

Finally, give me the wisdom to just be quiet
whenever I think that I'm clearly smarter
than everyone else in the room,
that no one knows what they're talking about except me,
or that I alone have all the answers.

Basically, God, grant me the wisdom
to remember that I'm not you.

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