Daily Thought 12.09.18

From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 12.09.18
Date: December 9th 2018

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

December 9, 2018

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New Power
More and more we became interested in seeing what we could
contribute to life. As we felt new power flow in, as we enjoyed
peace of mind, as we discovered we could face life successfully,
as we became conscious of His presence, we began to lose our
fear of today, tomorrow or the hereafter. We were reborn.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, "How It Works," p. 63

Thought to Ponder
The power within me is far greater than any fear before me.

AA-related 'Alconym'
A A  =  Amazing Adventure.

A Member Shares:
Hi all. I'm Wikus, I'm an alcoholic. I'll share on my own experience with this very special step. When I finally surrendered to my higher power, it was probably then that I had my first spiritual awakening. It wasn't that difficult. I was down and out, absolutely desperate and had nothing left to lose. I didn't really understand this higher power business nor did I have to, because I identified it as a feeling. For the first time in my life, I wasn't fighting anything or anyone, I wasn't in conflict, I had this very strange (and new) sense of peace come over me. That everything was going to be okay. And it was amazing. That is the day I started recovering. Since then my life has made a complete 180, and the calamity that often awaits me in my day to day life is almost always met with serenity. Serenity that does not come from me whatsoever. It comes from a place deep inside, a place of knowing that everything will be fine. It comes from my "source", my Higher Power. And for that I am eternally grateful. It changed my life. Step 3 is amazing. Thank you for letting me share.

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peyton h

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