AA Thought for the Day
November 24, 2019
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Over and Over
After they have succumbed to the desire again, as so many do,
and the phenomenon of craving develops, they pass through the
well-known stages of a spree, emerging remorseful, with a firm
resolution not to drink again. This is repeated over and over, and
unless this person can experience an entire psychic change
there is very little hope of his recovery.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, (The Doctor's Opinion) p. xxix
Thought to Ponder
Today, my brain has cleared with the grace of clarity.
A R T = Always Remain Teachable.
A Member Shares:
My name is Mark, very grateful real alcoholic, recovered by the Grace of God. I didn't feel like going to any length. And I didn't know what it was about. I didn't think I was an alcoholic, but I didn't know what alcoholism is about. I didn't know that alcohol had another effect on me than it has for average normal drinkers. Being physical, like an allergy. And I didn't realize, no matter the circumstances, the idea to have one always came to my mind. Being mental. No idea I had a problem being here and now, having a problem connecting with fellows and blocking whatever power is greater than myself. Being spiritual. I needed to unlearn a lot, and lay aside prejudice, to find truth and accept it. Start to follow the directions in this life-saving book. They are simple, but I was not. I don't need to drink, and I needed it more than oxygen not even that long ago. Nor do I want to, or have any thoughts in the direction. If that's not a miracle, what is? Grateful forever, for You God, for these principles, and for you guys.
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