AA Thought for the Day
September 2, 2018
~ Scroll Down for Share ~
Willing and Honest
If what we have learned and felt and seen means anything at all,
it means that all of us, whatever our race, creed, or color are the children
of a living Creator with whom we may form a relationship upon simple and
understandable terms as soon as we are willing and honest enough to try.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 28
Thought to Ponder
Honesty is the absence of the intent to deceive.
H O P E = Honest Open Positive Environment.
A Member Shares:
My name is Tom and I'm an alcoholic. I walked into my first meeting and I walked smack dab into a 30 year sobriety celebration. They were having a party for this guy, and I was miserable, dirty, shaking, unshaven. They took one look at me and realized instead of having a meeting of gratitude for their friend's 30 years, they were going to have a 1st step meeting! They sat down in a circle and first stepped me hard. I was blown away by all the honesty I heard. Person after person sharing themselves, offering me help. I remember driving home and the main thing I remembered was that honesty. And I thought to myself, I can do this honesty thing too. Their honesty in that meeting was what gave me hope. And I used that hope to keep going, even when I was so broken. I just kept going and soon I found a sponsor. He showed me the steps and I got better, but it began with honesty. I'm so grateful and grateful to all of you for being here today.
To respond to the sharer, please email DTShare@aa-alive.org and it will be forwarded to them.
(All shares are reproduced with the kind permission of the person sharing)
Thanks to all of you for sharing so generously of your experience, strength and hope in carrying the AA message.
Grateful to serve,
For further information about AA-Alive, including:
The Daily Thought Discussion Board
Helpful links and more
Please go to our Website
Please make sure to add these email addresses to your contacts/email address book so your Email Provider does not mark this as spam:
This mailing list is announce-only.
The AA-Alive Daily Thought is sent by request at no cost to those in recovery from alcoholism, and highlights AA Conference-approved literature along with shares and thoughts from actual AA members similar to life shares in the AA Grapevine.
All emails are kept confidential and used only for the daily mailings.
Your email address will never be sold or passed on to a third party.