Daily Thought 12.31.17

 
From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 12.31.17
Date: December 31st 2017

AA Thought for the Day
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December 31, 2017

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Action
We alcoholics are undisciplined. So we let God discipline us
in the simple way we have just outlined. But this is not all.
There is action and more action.
 
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 88

Thought to Ponder
The Three A's .. Awareness, Acceptance, Action.

AA-related 'Alconym'
A C T I O N  =  Any Change To Improve Our Nature.

 

A Member Shares:
Chris Alcoholic. I had a desperation when I came into AA. I wanted to stay stopped more than anything. There was no online AA when I got sober, only face to face meetings. So I got a sponsor after three days and began the Steps. By Step 3 the obsession was removed. But in order for it to stay gone, I had to get down to those causes and conditions in Steps 4 - 9. With the help of a sponsor I was able for the first time in my life, be truthful about who I was, how I hurt others, to let go of self and just focus on my part. After completing those Steps, 4 - 9, I kind of rested on my laurels for a while. Anyways the obsession was still gone. It says in the Big Book that the Spiritual life is not a theory that we have to live it. And my sobriety was contingent on the maintanence of my spiritual condition. Thus the remaing three Steps are to be applied on a daily basis. That is what I do today and I have been sober longer than I have been drunk, and I have a peaceful life. Thanks to God.

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