Daily Thought 06.02.19

 
From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 06.02.19
Date: June 2nd 2019

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

June 2, 2019

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Selfishness
That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear.
We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest
in our fellows. Self-seeking will slip away. Our whole
attitude and outlook upon life will change.
 
- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 84 

Thought to Ponder
If I self-forget, I find.
 

AA-related 'Alconym'
C H A N G E D  =  Choosing Humility Allows New Growth Each Day.
 

A Member Shares:
My name is Sue and I'm an alcoholic. When I first came into the program and sometime talked about how selfish we are in our disease. I thought, "I'm not selfish at all...I'm always trying to help (and please) other people. I'm always the caregiver. I'm...I'm...I'm..." It wasn't until I started to learn and understand this program, and became brutally honest with God and myself, that I realized just how selfish I really had been. Started to review and list those things in Step 4...not a pretty picture. Had to swallow my pride...take accountability...learn and continue to grow. Thankfully, with the help of my sponsor, the fellowship and my Higher Power, I have been able to do that. Now, sometimes, it takes a pretty good *bonk* on the head to get my attention. But I'm grateful for those wake up calls. Because I don't want to return to old behaviors. It will not lead me anywhere good. Living in recovery is just so much better. Living in the solution instead of wallowing in problems. Such a better way to enjoy life! Even on the tough days....I can reach out, ask for help, receive it and return to serenity. I'm ever so grateful! Thank you everyone!

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peyton h
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