AA Thought for the Day
November 4, 2018
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Change in Attitude
During this process of learning more about humility, the most profound
result of all was the change in our attitude toward God. And this was true
whether we had been believers or unbelievers. We began to get over the
idea that the Higher Power was a sort of bush-league pinch hitter, to be
called upon only in an emergency. The notion that we would still live our
own lives, God helping a little now and then, began to evaporate.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 75
Thought to Ponder
The difference between pride and humility:
Pride is who is right. Humility is what is right.
A A = Amazing Adventure.
A Member Shares:
My name is Tom and I'm an alcoholic. My stubborness, self-centeredness and overall need to be right has actually helped my program greatly. Around the one year mark I thought I knew everything. I was getting in arguments with everyone and I kept "losing" them because people kept asking me the same question.... "What does the book say?" I realized if I was every going to be able to stand my own in an AA argument I was going to have to learn the book. So I did. I dived into it, I read it frontward and backward and a funny thing happened. The words in the book told me I didn't have to be right. That tolerance and patience were good things. And most of all it said, "we have stopped fighting anything and anyone." Learning our book changed me. It was almost as if every time I read it I worked the steps again. And by working the steps again and again, I kept getting closer to God. Go figure! So my need to be right taught me I didn't have to be, and I'm so grateful and grateful to all of you for being here today.
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