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June Grapevine Quote of the Day

Postby Todd M » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:46 am

June 3

"I am finally learning really to live one day at a time
and to appreciate and be alert to the beautiful, marvel-filled,
albeit sometimes infuriating world around me.
This is a startlingly pleasant reward."


Saratoga, Calif., August 1985
"Beyond the Generation Gap", The Home Group: Heartbeat of AA

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Re: June Grapevine Quote of the Day

Postby Timotheus » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:03 pm

Wonderfully relatable! A thought very similar to this crossed my mind today while out mowing the lawn. Before, it would have just been something annoying getting in the way of my drinking, but today I so enjoyed being outside, getting something useful done for my wife. It was a surprise and quite a lovely feeling. :)
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Re: June Grapevine Quote of the Day

Postby kdub720 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:20 pm

I love this style of quote. Not living for the future, but living for the day. The time right now is what it is important and our choices now are what matters.
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Re: June Grapevine Quote of the Day

Postby Todd M » Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:51 am

June 18

"As I peel away the layers of day-to-day expediency,
I realize that my zigzag, erratic, and inconsistent course
was in the general direction of progress all the time."

Fairfield, Conn., April 1982
"A Slob's Guide to Spiritual Growth", AA Grapevine


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Re: June Grapevine Quote of the Day

Postby ntia198 » Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:50 pm

This quote reminds us of how futile it is to control aspects of our lives, including recovery, since we'll overall travel in the direction that Higher Power desires for us if we want to stay sober. This 'truth' doesn't relieve us of the responsibility to exert effort in our recovery, but reminds us that we need to make room for a Higher Power to work in our lives. I love the relief from fear and self-centeredness that comes with not being in complete control. Great reminder, thanks!
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Re: June Grapevine Quote of the Day

Postby Stepchild » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:25 pm

Welcome ntia198!!
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Re: June Grapevine Quote of the Day

Postby PaigeB » Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:58 pm

Hi ntia198 - sorry I missed your post yesterday! Welocme and keep coming - I would like to hear more of your experience, strength & hope!
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