AA Thought for the Day
June 9, 2019
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Design for Living
We, in our turn, sought the same escape with all the desperation of
drowning men. What seemed at first a flimsy reed, has proved to be
the loving and powerful hand of God. A new life has been given us or,
if you prefer, "a design for living" that really works.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, (There Is A Solution,) p. 28
Thought to Ponder
The Twelve Steps — a manuscript for rational living.
A A = Alcoholic's Answer.
A Member Shares:
Hello family, Mike alkie. I love cookies and cream ice cream, love it! But there was a time that I didn't know that until my dad bought a gallon of it and I tried a bowl. I was hooked from that point on, it made me feel better. Same thing as the program of Alcoholics Anonymous. I tried it and I love the way it makes me feel. It did what others told me it would do, give me freedom from booze. But it did so much more. AA does not promise that life will always be perfect, but when the you know what hits the fan I don't have to drink over it. Nothing good will come out of me drinking except to make that situation worse. The death of my wife is the one thing that if I was going to drink over I would have, and I stayed sober. I made it through and I did not have to do it alone. I had people from AA to talk to. I had meetings to go to. I had alcoholics to work with one on one. I had opportunities to do service work like chair, greet and be a moderator. This is a "We" program. AA gave me the greatest gift that I could ever have, a relationship with God. From there the sky was the limit, or should I say wasn't the limit. Love you all.
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