Daily Thought 08.11.19

From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 08.11.19
Date: August 11th 2019

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

August 11, 2019

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Daily Reprieve
It is easy to let up on the spiritual program of action
and rest on our laurels. We are headed for trouble if
we do, for alcohol is a subtle foe. We are not cured of
alcoholism. What we really have is a daily reprieve
contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 85 

Thought to Ponder
The alcoholic is in no greater peril than when he takes sobriety for granted.

AA-related 'Alconym'
A C T I O N  =  Any Change To Improve Our Nature.

A Member Shares:
Hello all, my name is Jamie and I am an alcoholic. This is my second run at the whole deal. I don't regret going back out anymore than I regret coming back in. This time around I did all the steps with a sponsor and did all he said. I am still here almost 3 years later. Being an alcoholic in recovery makes me feel more like a ‘normal‘ person. I have the same trials and challenges in life. However the difference is, if I don't address my faults and failings, also my successes on a daily basis, I risk backsliding. I become removed and less normal. I over think and under speak and over judge and under forgive and before I know it the world is full of buttholes and I am one of them. Maintaining sobriety means owning my stuff. I am human. I am dealing with it with the help of you guys and this program.

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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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