Thursday, June 18, 2020

Your Daily Reprieve 06.19.20

Your Daily Reprieve for Friday June19 , 2020

From Waynesville, NC

Now, when you think that you are too busy for your daily visit,
let me ask you frankly, what wonderful thing are you doing that is more important?
There is nothing that you could possibly do with that time
that would bring you greater benefit than perfect peace.
As a matter of fact, if you have something very important and urgent to do,
your visit will make that very important thing go through much more easily and successfully. ~Emmet Fox

“A coffeepot simmers on the kitchen stove,
a hospital sobers the stricken sufferer,
general headquarters broadcasts the AA message ...
All these symbolize AA in action.
For action is the magic word of Alcoholics Anonymous.”
~Grapevine: AA Co-Founder, Bill W., November 1951

"Meditation is not a way of making the mind quiet.
It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there –
buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks everyday."
~Deepak Chopra

Sticking with that uncertainty,
getting the knack of relaxing in the midst of chaos,
learning not to panic-this is the spiritual path.
~Pema Chodron

Big Book Quote

"Although financial recovery is on the way for many of us, we found we could not place money first. For us, material well-being always followed spiritual progress; it never preceded."

~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, The Family Afterward, pg. 127~

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6/10 (mo/day)
Bob S
Akron, OH

It will look like this :
6/10 Bob S. (Akron, OH).....84

June  2020 Miracles

6/1 Bob S. (Fallbrook, CA)…..35
6/1 Kathy S. (Groveland, FL)…..7
6/1 Kristin C. (Dallas, TX)…..17
6/2 Linda B. (Dallas, TX)…..40
6/2 Stan B. (Dallas, TX)…..40
6/2 David E. (Conway, NH)…..20
6/2 Sabrina R. (Larchmont, NY)…..5
6/3 Barbara P. (New Rochelle, NY)…..25
6/4 Bob G. (Peapack, NJ)…..5
6/5 Patricia B. (Woodstock, NY)…..33
6/6 Carolina L. (Astoria, NY).....5
6/7 Pete M (Rockport, ON, Canada)…..13
6/7 Stephen B. (Somerset, MA)…..44
6/7 Bill K. (Carle Place, NY)…..25
6/7 David A. (Concord, NH)……11
6/7 Lorraine G. (Cedar Grove, NJ)…..10
6/8 Steve H. (Cocoa, FL)…..3
6/8 Michael L. (Dobbs Ferry, NY)…..4
6/8 Joanne L. (Peapack, NJ)…..6
6/9 Walter B. NY, NY…..40
6/9 Eileen G. NY, NY….47
6/10 Clarke J. (Delray Beach, FL/Cleveland, OH)…..13
6/10 Dave McD. (Hudson, FL)…..43
6/10 Peter B. (Cape Coral, FL)…..29
6/10 Hank G. (BVI/NJ)…..10
6/11 Cathy W. (Huntersville, NC)…..13
6/11 Lisa B. (Queens, NY)…..5
6/11 Kathy M. (Amesbury, MA)…..13
6/11 J. Brooke W. (Starke, FL)…..9
6/12 Robert R. (NY, NY)…..32
6/13 Eileen H. (Danvers, MA)…..33
6/13 Rob B. (Little Silver, NJ)…..5
6/13 Chuck A. (Calabash, NC)…..24
6/15 Fran F. (Dover, DE)…..31
6/15 Jamie W. (Huntington, NY)…..8
6/15 Russ S. (Succasunna, N.J.) 5
6/16 Eli L. (Basking Ridge, NJ)…..1
6/16 Jenny P. (So. Berwick, ME)…..28
6/16 Rich H. (Rye/Harrison, NY)…..5
6/16 Jeff B. (Jacksonville, FL)…..8
6/17 Margo H. (Rothesay, Scotland)…..53
6/17 Bruce S. (Squamish, BC, Canada)…..?
6/17 Vinnie F. (Astoria, NY).....7
6/18 Annie T. (Basking Ridge, NJ)…..1
6/18 Diane T. (Boca Raton, FL)…..10
6/18 Jane T. NY, NY….40
6/18 Jack H. NY, NY….10
6/18 Claire P. (Evanston, IL)…..22
6/18 Polly (St Louis, MO)…..3
6/18Erin U. (Astoria, NY)…..5
6/19 Joel B. (Waynesville, NC)…..25
6/19 John D. (Larchmont, NY)…..27
6/19 Rich P. (Bernardsville, NJ)…..8
6/20 Joe R. (Ridgewood NJ)…..14
6/20 Casey (Tequesta, FL)…..34
6/20 Chris G. (Montauk, NY)…..10
6/20 Chandler G. (San Francisco)…..10
6/20 Phillip O. ()…..42
6/21 Mark L. (Bellevue, WA)…..19
6/22 Robin P. (Corpus Christi, TX)…..34
6/22 John F. (Melis Beach, Quebec)…..10
6/23 Fred H. (NY, NY)…..11
6/23 Chris B. (E. Quogue, NY/Rockville, MD)…..7
6/23 Reggie R. (Nantucket, MA)…..33
6/24 Betsy F. (Stuart, FL)…..2
6/25 David C. (Martinsville, NJ)…..33
6/25 Patricia A. (Corpus Christi, TX)…..8
6/25 Bill L. (Houston, TX)…..21
6/26 Phyllis Mc. (Tulsa, OK)…..44
6/27 Jim C. (Nantucket, MA)…..13
6/27 Steve V. (Jacksonville, FL)…..44
6/28 Paul D. (Orlando, FL)…..37
6/28 Eileen M. (NYC, NY)…..30
6/28 Chuck D. (Leesburg, FL)…..9
6/29 Ashley F. (Fayetteville, AR)…..4
6/30 Karen B. (Lincolnton, NC)……6
6/30 Peter K. (Vancouver, BC, Canada)…..24

1412 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."

After we come into A.A., if we go on growing, our attitudes and actions toward security--emotional security and financial security--commence to change profoundly. Our demand for emotional security, for our own way, had constantly thrown us into unworkable relations with other people. Though we were sometimes quite unconscious of this, the result always had been the same. Either we had tried to play God and dominate those about us, or we had insisted on being overdependent upon them. Where people had temporarily let us run their lives as though they were still children, we had felt very happy and secure ourselves. But when they finally resisted or ran away, we were bitterly hurt and disappointed. We blamed them, being quite unable to see that our unreasonable demands had been the cause.

p. 115

Twenty-Four Hours

A.A. Thought For The Day

We have this choice every day of our lives. We can take the
path that leads to insanity and death. And remember, our
next drunk could be our last one. Or we can take the path
that leads to a reasonably happy and useful life. The choice
is ours each day of our lives. God grant that we take the
right path. Have I made my choice today?

Meditation For The Day

Your real work in life is to grow spiritually. To do this you
must follow the path of diligently seeking good. The hidden
spiritual wonders are revealed to those who diligently seek
this treasure. From one point to the next, you have to follow
the way of obedience to God's will until finally you reach
greater and greater spiritual heights. Work on the material
plane should be secondary to your real life's work. The
material things that you need most are those that help you
to attain the spiritual.

Prayer For The Day

I pray that I may keep growing spiritually. I pray that I
may make this my real life's work.

Daily Thought
(\   ~~   /)
(    \(AA)/    )
(_ /AA\ _)
Four Horsemen

"The less people tolerated us, the more we withdrew from society, from life itself. As we became subjects of King Alcohol, shivering denizens of his mad realm, the chilling vapor that is loneliness settled down. It thickened, ever becoming blacker. Some of us sought out sordid places, hoping to find understanding companionship and approval. Momentarily we did - then would come oblivion and the awful awakening to face the hideous Four Horsemen - Terror, Bewilderment, Frustration, Despair."
1976 AAWS, Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 151
Thought to Consider . . .

Alcohol gave me wings to fly, and then it took away the sky.


A. A.
Absolute Abstinence

Daily Reflection

Such is the paradox of A.A. regeneration: strength arising
out of complete defeat and weakness, the loss of one's old
life as a condition for finding a new one.
A.A. COMES OF AGE, p. 46

A thousand beatings by John Barleycorn did not encourage
me to admit defeat. I believed it was my moral obligation
to conquer my "enemy-friend." At my first A.A. meeting I
was blessed with a feeling that it was all right to admit
defeat to a disease which had nothing to do with my "moral
fiber." I knew instinctively that I was in the presence of a
great love when I entered the doors of A.A. With no effort
on my part, I became aware that to love myself was good
and right, as God had intended. My feelings set me free,
where my thoughts had held me in bondage. I am grateful.

Pot Luck  

The greatest psychiatrist/philosopher of the 20th Century and to whom Alcoholics Anonymous owes much credit, Carl Jung, spoke often of synchronicity.  How seemingly unrelated events coalesce for a greater purpose thru some unseen and unlikely combination of circumstances.  Such as Bill W. being put in touch with probably the only person in the unfamiliar city of Akron who could put him in touch with the only person who was likely to know of the only person who knew the correct Oxford Group woman who knew of Dr. Bob's recently professed drinking problem and who was friends enough with the good doctor's wife enough to get the reluctant physician to the Gatehouse on Mother’s Day 1935.  The chain of Jung to Rowland Hazard to Rev. Sam Shoemaker to Cebra Graves to Ebby to Bill to Dr. Silkworth to Rev. Tunks to Norman Shepard to Henrietta Sieberling to Anne Smith to Dr. Bob, required each and every unlikely link for Spiritual Program of Action to be founded June 10, 1935. Synchronicity…James Murrell (thanks pal…awesome…Patti Ann)

That same precious synchronicity can be found in my story and your story…all the chain of events that HAD to happen to get you to the doors of our Spiritual Program of Action are mind blowing…

And…you got there…shaken…fearful…broken…

You were given a hug…a cup of coffee…a first step meeting…telephone numbers…hope…a white chip…

The rest is up to you my friend…oh! Yes…it helps to have Higher Power on the journey with you…whatever your Higher Power may be…

It’s also a good idea to include a sponsor on your journey…

Please…please…don’t leave us until the MIRACLE happens…

LOVE…above all things,

Patti Locascio

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