Daily Thought 10.04.17

From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 10.04.17
Date: October 4th 2017

AA Thought for the Day
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October 4, 2017

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"Real" Sobriety
We feel a man is unthinking when he says that sobriety is enough.
He is like the farmer who came up out of his cyclone cellar to find his home ruined.
To his wife, he remarked, “Don’t see anything the matter here, Ma.
Ain’t it grand the wind stopped blowin’?”

- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 82

Thought to Ponder
Sobriety without action is fantasy.

AA-related 'Alconym'
P R O G R A M  =  People Relying On God Relaying A Message.

A Member Shares:
I'm Charlie J. and I have Alcoholism. Thankfully for all of us here I have not been chosen to clear up any debate about what sober is or is not. I can share what I believe "sober" is for me. Alcohol free and right minded. Simple. If I have not been restored to sanity, for me that means my mental obsession to drink has not been removed, I am then working on having it removed. Of course, it's a matter of the Higher Power's will as to whether or not I will drink again; and if I am even able to work on having my mental obsession removed. I am here to say that I have had many times when I was unable to work on my recovery. I would like to think I was not judged harshly, because of my willingness to work on my recovery once I got back up on the A.A. beam. I came to A.A. with a truck load of issues as many of us do. It took time to sort through it all. And, thank God, the very first gifts I got when I came back to A.A. to stay were hope and time. Hope that I didn't have to die to feel better, and time to fully recover, be sober, from my case of Alcoholism. Sober meaning alcohol removed and right minded. Again, this is just my personal opinion. "Dry" beats the hell out of "wet" every time. Thanks.

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Thanks to all of you for sharing so generously of your experience, strength and hope in carrying the AA message.
In love and service,
peyton h

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