AA Thought for the Day
July 22, 2018
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On awakening let us think about the twenty-four hours ahead. We consider our plans
for the day. Before we begin, we ask God to direct our thinking, especially asking that it be
divorced from self-pity,dishonest or self-seeking motives. Under these conditions we can employ
our mental faculties with assurance, for after all God gave us brains to use. Our thought-life
will be placed on a much higher plane when our thinking is cleared of wrong motives.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 86
Thought to Ponder
Life is fragile, handle with prayer.
P R A Y E R = Praying Regularly Allows Your Everyday Recovery.
A Member Shares:
My name is Tom and I'm an alcoholic. My page 86 has a thumbtack hole in it. My sponsor had me pin it on the wall next to my bed with instructions to read it every day. When I first got sober he pointed out "The very simple program" (page 58.) And then when I reached the proper place in the steps, I was told that now page 86 was to take it's place. Both the simple program and page 86 being steps 10 - 11. So it was instilled in me the importance of this from day one. Over the years, I have found that if I do not do step 10 when I go to bed, I wake up with an emotional hangover. And If I do not spend time in prayer and meditation when I get up, I create the environment for disaster. I doubt that I would have ever survived without these simple tools. Thank you for being here for me.
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