AA Thought for the Day
April 1, 2018
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Indeed, the attainment of greater humility is the foundation principle of each of A.A.'s Twelve Steps.
For without some degree of humility, no alcoholic can stay sober at all. Nearly all A.A.'s have found, too,
that unless they develop much more of this precious quality than may be required just for sobriety,
they still haven't much chance of becoming truly happy.
- Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions, p. 70
Thought to Ponder
Humility is not thinking less of myself, but thinking of myself less.
G I F T S = Getting It From The Steps.
A Member Shares:
Hi all, I am Garth, alky. The humility part of the promises of the program and also being 76 years young, I can say I am wrong. I can also say you might be right instead of "idiot." Or, I never thought of it that way. Notice I am not agreeing, just diffusing. I have learned in most cases to keep my mouth shut instead of blurting something out. And when I do something stupid I immediately try to make things right, often by actions instead of words.
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