Your Daily Reprieve for Thursday July 9, 2020
From Waynesville, NC
I know there isn’t a God
….and he is out to get me.
When you encounter a special someone who is radiant,
upbeat, and intensely focused on you,
you can be sure that someone has a generous soul.
May you be blessed to have people in your life
who freely share their spirit; heart, and soul.
"The wise man takes the shortest path to peace with himself.'
Acceptance of what is, that is the shortest path."
~Robin Hobb, Mad Ship
"When people are ready to, they change.
They never do it before then,
and sometimes they die before they get around to it.
You can’t make them change if they don’t want to,
just like when they do want to, you can’t stop them.”
"I’m not afraid to die, I
just don’t want to be there when it happens."
Big Book Quote
"Frothy emotional appeal seldom suffices. The message which can interest and hold these alcoholic people must have depth and weight. In nearly all cases, their ideals must be grounded in a power greater than themselves, if they are to re-create their lives."
~Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th Edition, The Doctor's Opinion, pg. xxviii~
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6/10 Bob S. (Akron, OH).....84
July 2020 Miracles
7/1 Jean l. (Morristown, NJ)……25
7/1 Ida L. (Jensen Beach, FL)…..12
7/1 Matt S. (Chicago, IL)…..2
7/2 Craig C. (Eureka, CA)…..12
7/2 Allison M. (Panama)…..26
7/4 Deanne L. ()…..3
7/4 Gary G. (Utah/NH)…..31
7/4 Chris D. (Bristol, VT)…..32
7/4 Jim M. (Waynesville, NC)…..30
7/4 Walter L. (Wells, MA)…..12
7/4 Elizabeth S. (Apopka, FL)…..5
7/4 Sanford M. (Apopka, FL)…..5
7/4 Judy R. (Stuart, FL)…..16
7/4 Rob F. (Mineola, NY)…..16
7/5 Michelle W. (NYC, NY)…..9
7/5 Theresa D. (Muskego, WI)…..10
7/5 Wes P. (Silver Lake, OH)…..7
7/6 Brian S. (Boston/Nantucket)…..30
7/6 Frances G. (Dallas, TX)…..33
7/6 Don T. (Plymouth, MA)…..25
7/6 Ron L. (Amesbury, MA)…..34
7/7 Melissa T. (Port St John, FL)…..2
7/7 Pascale E. (Tampa, FL/MA&NH)…..4
7/7 Susan M. (Palm City, FL)…..13
7/7 Susan G. (Portland, OR)…..13
7/8 Brendan S. (Boston, MA)….3
7/8 Dustin G. (Eureka, CA)…..3
7/8 Damian D, (New York, NY)…..6
7/9 Dave S. (Commack, NY)…..5
7/10 Richie S. (NY)…..45
7/10 Bill B. (Scituate, MA)…..3
7/10 Laura A. (Columbus, OH)…..3
7/10 Richie S. (New Palz, NY)…..45
7/10 Kendall H. (Key Largo, FL)…..2
7/11 Joanie T. (NYC, NY)…..37
7/12 Dena G. ()…..2
7/12 Jan K. (Punta Gorda, FL)…..22
7/13 Dan K. (Cleveland, OH)…..36
7/13 Big Book Paul ()…..23
7/13 Diana H. (Scottsdale, AZ)…..4
7/13 Eleanor M. (Far Hills, NJ)…..8
7/13 Rick S. (Victor, ID)…..30
7/14 Petermac (Coolangatta, Australia)…..21
7/15 Dave L. ()…..3
7/15 Stacey Z. ()…..1
7/15 Michelle A. (New Hyde Park, NY)…..16
7/16 Jack S. (Franklin Sq. , NY)…..25
7/17 Bob B. (Dracut, MA)…..58
7/19 Tara W. (Lititz, PA)…..32
7/19 Murielle I. (Richmond, BC , Canada)…..15
7/22 Eddie B. (Burlington, VT)…..36
7/22 Sandy ()…..3
7/23 Sue S. (Randolph, NJ)…..37
7/23 (Miami Beach/Stowe, VT)…..14
7/23 Jamie G. (Louisville, KY/WPB, FL)…..3
7/24 Mike Chase E. ()…..14
7/24 Chris F. (Princeton, NJ)…..34
7/24 Ric R. (Danbury, CT)…..11
7/26 Travis F. (St Cloud, FL)…..2
7/27 David M. (San Francisco, CA)…..15
7/27 Don K. (Bedminster, NJ)…..33
7/27 Janie M. ()…..39
7/27 Noel C. (Paradise Valley, AZ)…..37
7/27 Mark L. (Lamoine, ME)…..28
7/27 Tammy C. (Palm Coast, FL)…..21
7/28 Chris F. (Princeton, NJ)…..36
7/28 JDK (Newport, RI)…..12
7/28 Tom L. (Hampton, NH)…..5
7/28 Cindy H. (Belleville, IL)…..31
7/29 Kevin T. (Clearwater, FL)…..36
7/29 Linda WS. (Oberlin, OH)…..36
7/29 Judy F. (Whitinsville, MA)…..29
7/29 Judy F. (MA)…..29
7/29 Mark G. (Randolph, NJ)……7
7/31 Marcia M. New York, NY)…..33
1403 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."
In the years since, however, most of us have come to agree with those doctors. We have had a much keener look at ourselves and those about us. We have seen that we were prodded by unreasonable fears or anxieties into making a life business of winning fame, money, and what we thought was leadership. So false pride became the reverse side of that ruinous coin
A.A. Thought For The Day
Disillusionment and spiritual confusion mark our age. Many of us
have cast aside old ideas without acquiring new ones. Many men
and women are creeping through life on their hands and knees,
merely because they refuse to rely on any power but themselves.
Many of them feel that they are being brave and independent, but
actually they are only courting disaster. Anxiety and the inferiority
complex have become the greatest of all modern plagues. In A.A.
we have the answer to these ills. Have I ceased to rely on myself
Meditation For The Day
Disillusionment and doubt spoil life. The doubting ones are the
disillusioned ones. When you are in doubt, you are on the fence.
You are not going anywhere. Doubt poisons all action. "Well. I
don't know"--so you don't know anything. You should meet life
with a "Yes," an affirmative attitude. There is good in the world
and we can follow that good. There is power available to help us to
do the right thing; therefore we will accept that power. There are
miracles of change in people's lives; therefore we will accept
those miracles as evidence of God's power.
Prayer For The Day
I pray that I will not be paralyzed by doubt. I pray that I may go along
on the venture of faith.
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( \(AA)/ )
(_ /AA\ _)
"Let us never fear needed change. Certainly we have to discriminate between changes for worse and changes for better. But once a need becomes clearly apparent in an individual, in a group, or in A.A. as a whole, it has long since been found out that we cannot stand still and look the other way. The essence of all growth is a willingness to change for the better and then an unremitting willingness to shoulder whatever responsibility this entails."
Bill W., Grapevine, July 1965
1967 AAWS, As Bill Sees It, p. 115
Thought to Consider . . .
God used two people to create me; He used a whole Fellowship to change me.
F E A R
Forget Everything And Run
I AM AN INSTRUMENT
Humbly asked Him
to remove our shortcomings.
TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 70
The subject of humility is a difficult one. Humility is not
thinking less of myself than I ought to; it is acknowledging
that I do certain things well, it is accepting a compliment
God can only do for me what He can do through me.
Humility is the result of knowing that God is the doer, not
me. In the light of this awareness, how can I take pride in
my accomplishments? I am an instrument and any work I
seem to be doing is being done by God through me. I ask
God on a daily basis to remove my shortcomings, in order
that I may more freely go about my A.A. business of "love
THE SURVIVOR’S PRAYER FOR STRENGTH
Dear God, give me the strength to get thru the day.
Give me the words to know what to say.
Your love sustains me along the way.
Just give me wisdom for all my days.
In times of sorrow, times of distress, give me a word for those depressed.
In times of pain or serious illness, God, let me minister to those who are weakest.
God, if THY WILL for me, if my life is required for what I can’t see.
I pray YOUR will, not MINE to be, in times of trouble no matter how big it may be.
God, help me your will to discern, so I can trust your love govern.
And when I complain while going through the storm
Make my will to your will conform.
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