Daily Thought 12.10.17

 
From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 12.10.17
Date: December 10th 2017

AA Thought for the Day
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December 10, 2017

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Work
For if an alcoholic failed to perfect and enlarge his spiritual life through work and
self-sacrifice for others, he could not survive the certain trials and low spots ahead.
If he did not work, he would surely drink again, and if he drank, he would surely die.
Then faith would be dead indeed. With us it is just like that.
 
- Alcoholics Anonymous, pp. 14 - 15

Thought to Ponder
While it isn't always easy, if I keep it simple, it works.

AA-related 'Alconym'
S O B E R  =  Spiritually On Beam; Everything's Right.

 

A Member Shares:
Hello everyone. I'm Charlie J and I have alcoholism. Sometimes I can get confused about how much work I have to do in any given day. Also I have days that are okay and some that are not okay. Like every man, woman and child in the world I have daily issues to contend with. But it's not the issues I have that is troubling. It's not having a solution to it that causes me the most problems. So like I have from day one, I keep it simple. I ask myself sober questions when I feel, off. I call that feeling, "less than sober." By that I mean I am alcohol free but not quite in my "right" mind. It's happened before and i am sure it will happen again from time to time. The real gift is not drinking, by Gods Grace and waiting until the storm passes so I can look at the problem or issue with a much more mentally and emotionally stable eye. A sober eye. Prayer, the tools I have picked up along the way help while I am walking throught the emotional mine field. I can do little work when in a state of confusion. But I can, once I am back up on the A.A. beam, work my butt off. Thank you.

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