Daily Thought 09.01.19

From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 09.01.19
Date: September 1st 2019

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

September 1, 2019

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Thy Will Be Done
We constantly remind ourselves we are no longer running the show,
humbly saying to ourselves many times each day "Thy will be done."
We are then in much less danger of excitement, fear, anger, worry,
self-pity, or foolish decisions. We become much more efficient.
We do not tire so easily, for we are not burning up energy foolishly
as we did when we were trying to arrange life to suit ourselves.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) pp. 87 - 88 

Thought to Ponder
I can't do His will my way.

AA-related 'Alconym'
H J F  =  Happy, Joyous, Free.

A Member Shares:
Hi everyone. Dennis recovering alcoholic. Chaos, mayhem, pandemonium. That's what life was like when I was in the dark drinking times. There was no centering. There were whirling, chaotic, confused thoughts. Bewilderment, foggy, fuzzy awareness, nothing more. All fueled by the demon of the bottle. Now, as I have come to this Blessing of AA, the Steps and most importantly God's Grace, the fog has lifted. The chaos has calmed and I am more centered and more focused. I start each day with Prayer and not enough meditation, but that is something I ask God to help me with. The Serenity Prayer, the 3rd and 7th step prayers and pages 86 - 88 in the Big Book. Today, life can still be full of mayhem, chaos, and pandemonium. But I don't have to give in, lose my focus, my center. I ask God to guide me, to give me the right thought or inspiration. I pause and pray and then I try to relax, not struggle. I ask for the right thought or action and it centers me. I no longer try and take back control because I am playing God or because I think I know better than Him. And by not struggling and giving things over to His Will and not mine, the BB is right, I am in must less danger of fear, anger, worry. There isn't self pity. By not using all my energy to control my world and the world around me and by relaxing and letting God, there is little stress. There is no mayhem, no chaos and the pandemonium is quieted. I am centered by Praying and letting go. And happy, joyous and free. Thank you all so much for all you do for me and each other. Be fierce in recovery and Stay Strong.

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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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