Daily Thought 06.30.19

From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 06.30.19
Date: June 30th 2019

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

June 30, 2019

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True Kinship
But we soon discovered that while we weren't alone any more in
a social sense, we still suffered many of the old pangs of anxious
apartness. Until we had talked with complete candor of our conflicts,
and had listened to someone else do the same thing, we still didn't
belong. Step Five was the answer. It was the beginning of
true kinship with man and God.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Five) p. 57 

Thought to Ponder
Sobriety is not a destination, but an everlasting journey.

AA-related 'Alconym'
A A W O L  =  A A Way Of Life.

A Member Shares:
Hi I'm Wendi and an alcoholic. I just was thinking about my obsession. How I fought it for years. Trying not to drink, trying to quit, trying to not drink again. The obsession with hating my self, and wanting to erase me. Drinking was the only way I could get any relief from me. It became my life. When could I, Where could I, How could I? Why couldn't I stop? I kept getting involved in love hate relationships, and bounced off walls, running for my life. One day I got tired of all that, and decided to try AA. Had nothing else to lose. Give life one more try or die. AA gave me another option. I saw a lot of people who turned their obsession into going to meetings,and still not changing themselves. I didn't want that either, but I knew I didn't want to go back to drinking. Worked hard for years to find an easier softer way, then crashed into the wall of life. But I never though about going back to drinking after the first four years. That obsession had been removed, but not my self loathing. I had to really get honest and do the steps. Four and Five are what saved me. Now I can be honest with myself and my higher power. I have finally learned to surrender my obsession to God of my understanding. Entirely. Life is good today, but I can not slip back. Have to work the steps, give back and share with other AA's. Thanks for letting me share!

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Grateful to serve,
peyton h

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