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by Brock
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 19th January Daily Reflection
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19th January Daily Reflection

ROUND-THE-CLOCK FAITH Faith has to work twenty-four hours a day in and through us, or we perish. — ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, p. 16 The essence of my spirituality, and my sobriety, rests on a round-the-clock faith in a Higher Power. I need to remember and rely on the God of my understanding as I pursue ...
by Brock
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:10 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 19th
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Twenty Four Hours A Day January 19th

Tuesday, January 19 Thought for the Day On the foundation of sobriety, we can build a life of honesty, unselfishness, faith in God, and love of our fellow human beings. We'll never fully reach these goals, but the adventure of building that kind of a life is so much better than the merry-go-round of...
by Brock
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 18th
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Twenty Four Hours A Day January 18th

Monday, January 18 Thought for the Day The new life can't be built in a day. We have to take the program slowly, a little at a time. Our subconscious minds have to be reeducated. We have to learn to think differently. We have to get used to sober thinking instead of alcoholic thinking. Any one who t...
by Brock
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 18th January Daily Reflection
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18th January Daily Reflection

WOULD A DRINK HELP? By going back in our own drinking histories, we could show that years before we realized it we were out of control, that our drinking even then was no mere habit, that it was indeed the beginning of a fatal progression. — TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 23 When I was stil...
by Brock
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Poll: Non-alcoholic attendance of significant other
Replies: 5
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Re: Poll: Non-alcoholic attendance of significant other

Thanks for the question, ( I now see Betsy replied while I was typing my answer, so some suggestions might be the same). As you ask - “Is there an acceptable balance?” Yes, I am sure there is, but of course, it will differ from person to person. For myself I am very pleased my wife didn’t want to ge...
by Brock
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:19 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 17th January Daily Reflection
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17th January Daily Reflection

HAPPINESS COMES QUIETLY "The trouble with us alcoholics was this: We demanded that the world give us happiness and peace of mind in just the particular order we wanted to get it-by the alcohol route. And we weren't successful. But when we take time to find out some of the spiritual laws, and famili...
by Brock
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 17th
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Twenty Four Hours A Day January 17th

Sunday, January 17 Thought for the Day It doesn't do much good to come to meetings only once in a while and sit around, hoping to get something out of the pro gram. That's all right at first, but it won't help us very long. Sooner or later we have to get into action by coming to meetings regularly, ...
by Brock
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:15 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Daily Picture January 16th
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Daily Picture January 16th

To those of us who have hitherto known only excitement, depression, or anxiety— in other words, to all of us— this newfound peace is a priceless gift.12&12 p.74

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by Brock
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 16th January Daily Reflection
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16th January Daily Reflection

HITTING BOTTOM Why all this insistence that every A.A. must hit bottom first? The answer is that few people will sincerely try to practice the A.A. program unless they have hit bottom. For practicing A.A.'s remaining eleven Steps means the adoption of attitudes and actions that almost no alcoholic ...
by Brock
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 16th
Replies: 1
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Twenty Four Hours A Day January 16th

Saturday, January 16 Thought for the Day The A.A. program is more a way of building a new life than just a way of getting over drinking, because in A.A. we don't just stop drinking. We did that plenty of times in the old days when we "went on the wagon." And, of course, we always started to drink ag...
by Brock
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Daily Picture January 15th
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Daily Picture January 15th

Let us look now upon the sea and ponder what its mystery is; and let us lift our eyes to the far horizon, beyond which we shall seek all those wonders still unseen. 12&12 p.100

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by Brock
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: Daily Reflections © A.A. World Services
Topic: 15th January Daily Reflection
Replies: 1
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15th January Daily Reflection

AN UNSUSPECTED INNER RESOURCE With few exceptions our members find that they have tapped an unsuspected inner resource which they presently identify with their own conception of a Power greater than themselves. — ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, pp. 567-68 From my first days in A.A., as I struggled for sobrie...
by Brock
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 15th
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Twenty Four Hours A Day January 15th

Friday, January 15 Thought for the Day The A.A. program is a way of life. It's a way of living and we have to learn to live the program if we're going to stay sober. The twelve steps in the book are like guide-posts. They point the direction in which we have to go. But all members of the group have ...
by Brock
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Daily Picture January 14th
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Daily Picture January 14th

Then there are those occasions when alone, or in the company of our sponsor or spiritual adviser, we make a careful review of our progress since the last time. 12&12 p.89

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by Brock
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Twenty Four Hours A Day January 14th
Replies: 0
Views: 28

Twenty Four Hours A Day January 14th

Thursday, January 14 Thought for the Day When we first came into A.A., a sober life seemed strange. We wondered what life could possibly be like without ever taking a drink. At first, a sober life seemed unnatural. But the longer we're in A.A., the more natural this way of life seems. And now we kno...