Daily Thought 08.25.19

 
From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 08.25.19
Date: August 25th 2019

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

August 25, 2019

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Resentments
He said, in effect: “If you have a resentment you want to be free of,
if you will pray for the person or the thing that you resent,
you will be free. If you will ask in prayer for everything
you want for yourself to be given to them, you will be free."
 
- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Freedom From Bondage) p. 552 

Thought to Ponder
Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
 

AA-related 'Alconym'
A N G E R  =  Any New Grudge Endangers Recovery.
 

A Member Shares:
I'm Charlie J and I have Alcoholism, still! When I came back to AA to stay I didn't even know what a resentment was. I just hated everyone! It usually went like this. Am I angry?! You damned right I am you have no idea what "what's his name" did to me! There were other ways I could grow my resentment into a emotional 3 ring mental circus. I was good at holding onto resentments. What I was not good at was working through them in any kind of a healthy way. What I found was the simple directions for the Steps in the book, Alcoholics Anonymous. It means what it says when it suggests we pray for the person, place or thing. I prayed for 10 years at first to be free of the resentment, then onto a place where I only wanted the good this life had to offer for the person, and if I had what they needed, Father take it from me and give it to them. I learned the true nature of resentments. There were reasons I had them, there were causes and affects from them. And if I thought I could deal with my resentments by myself then I was headed for a drink. If you are new and are having a bit of trouble with your resentments, keep coming. A Higher Power doesn't get us to AA only to try and overwhelm us back to drinking. There is a solution. Thanks.

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