Daily Thought 03.31.19

From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 03.31.19
Date: March 31st 2019

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

March 31, 2019

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Happy, Joyous and Free
We are sure God wants us to be happy, joyous, and free.
We cannot subscribe to the belief that this life is a vale of tears,
though it once was just that for many of us. But it is clear
that we made our own misery. God didn’t do it.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, (The Family Afterward) p. 133 

Thought to Ponder
Happiness is part of the journey, not some distant destination.

AA-related 'Alconym'
A L O H A  =  A Lot Of Happy Alcoholics.

A Member Shares:
Hello my adorable sober people. While I was drinking I was not good to myself. I drank so much at the end I just felt sick all the time. I was talking to a doctor friend about how much I drank. He was amazed I didn't die. I didn't realize I was deliberately drinking past the point alcohol kills people every day. Sort of explained the horrible detox and why everything went orange for days and I shook for over 3 months. So just being sober is being good to myself. I also do things that bring me true joy on a regular basis, like I start back to the pool next week. I personally believe if you do not make time for personal happiness, it will become difficult to stay sober. Fortunately we are not a "glum lot." Helping others and working to make AA a place of welcome to others whose lives are being ruined or damaged by alcohol abuse. Doing good to others does good for me. Putting out positivity brings positivity. Being with my AA fellowship friends is me being good to me in recovery. Thanks. Love you all. (Share by "Myshoe")

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Thanks to all of you for sharing so generously of your experience, strength and hope in carrying the AA message.
Grateful to serve,
peyton h

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