Daily Thought 01.07.18

 
From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 01.07.18
Date: January 7th 2018

AA Thought for the Day
(courtesy AA-Alive.net)

January 7, 2018

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Promises
We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do
for ourselves. Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are
being fulīŦlled among us—sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly.
They will always materialize if we work for them.
 
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 84

Thought to Ponder
Sobriety is not a destination, but an everlasting journey.

AA-related 'Alconym'
E S H  =  Experience, Strength and Hope.

 

A Member Shares:
Steve, Justa Alkie here.  Sobriety date is 12/17/1994 and that doesn't have to impress you at all, but it still floors me and my family.  Promises as listed are important for sure.  Funny thing about that though, for me they just kinda showed up as I did the work of AA.  I couldn't tell you which one showed up when at all.  I just read them and say... yes this has happened to me too.  And there are more than those 12 listed promises in the BB.  Don't think so?  Read the book.  I am old timer raised, thank my HP.  My sponsor has 7 years, 1 month more than me.  Same sponsor, same sobriety, still not drinking. And relatively happy, joyous and free from first alcohol, which had whipped my arse.  Then self which I am free of most days most of the times because of working the program of AA with a sponsor out of the BB.  If you want what we have... sobriety, peace and some serenity... then *do* what we do.  AA, meetings, BB, sponsor, steps *in a row.*  Not 1, 4, 6 then 12.  The many, many promises only come true I have seen if we are fearless and willing to and here comes that old timer word, to "CHANGE" everything!  Not all at once but over time.  It's a way better life than I had drinking that's for damn sure.  Thanks.

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In grateful service,
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