Daily Thought 03.15.19

 
From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 03.15.19
Date: March 15th 2019

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

March 15, 2019

Self-restraint
We must avoid quick-tempered criticism and furious, power-driven argument.
The same goes for sulking or silent scorn. These are emotional booby traps
baited with pride and vengefulness. Our first job is to sidestep the traps.
When we are tempted by the bait, we should train ourselves to step back
and think. For we can neither think nor act to good purpose until the habit
of self-restraint has become automatic.
 
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Ten) p. 91

Thought to Ponder
Anger is the wind that blows out the light of reason.

AA-related 'Alconym'
A N G E R  =  Any New Grudge Endangers Recovery.

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