AA Thought for the Day
March 3, 2019
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To those of us who have hitherto known only excitement, depression, or
anxiety—in other words, to all of us—this newfound peace is a priceless gift.
Something new indeed has been added. Where humility had formerly stood
for a forced feeding on humble pie, it now begins to mean the nourishing
ingredient which can give us serenity.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Seven) p. 74
Thought to Ponder
The difference between pride and humility:
Pride is who is right. Humility is what is right.
C H A N G E D = Choosing Humility Allows New Growth Each Day.
A Member Shares:
I'm your Neighbor, sober alcoholic. I get confused about humility. I can spot it in someone else, and be filled with admiration. But in myself, I can spot the lack of humility easily. That's when self jumps into something, mostly mentally and emotionally. I'm not much for outright confrontations or chaos. But character defects in me jump into action internally too often. I've found that the thing I must focus on daily is my gratitude. Little things happen and I don't just see the big picture. But the little gifts nudge my gratitude over and over again. I am home a lot. Happens when you are on the back side of the happy new life clock. I get to focus on the minutia. A butterfly, lizard, flower blooming amonst the turf. And it makes me smile. For without AA and recovery, I'd still be drunk, most likely dead. And would never seek the higher power that AA reopened that door to. So today, I'll admire your humility as I see that all the time. Thank God for you, God Bless.
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