Daily Thought 02.09.20

From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 02.09.20
Date: February 9th 2020

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

February 9, 2020

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Thoroughly Followed
RARELY HAVE we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed
our path. Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not,
completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women
who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves.
- Alcoholics Anonymous, (How It Works) p. 58 

Thought to Ponder
The Three A's .. Awareness, Acceptance, Action.

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

A Member Shares:
Christine, grateful alcoholic. Unknowingly, I did the "cliff-notes" version of studying the BB and doing the steps. Yes, I read cover to cover, underlined, highlighted, did worksheets, worked with sponsor. But a year and some months into my sobriety, I started experiencing extreme spiritual pain and was restless, irritable, discontent. Reached out here in these rooms in the middle of the night and got a new sponsor. I hadn't had one for several months. And realized I was experiencing the precursors to the first drink, p. xxviii-xxix. My new sponsor and I are now painstakingly going through the BB and steps to ensure I have a more solid foundation. Now this for me is humility and honesty and I‘m realizing I have to connect my emotions and heart to my brain. I can know things intellectually but only my Higher Power can help it sink into my soul and spirit. Thank you all. Without the fellowship, HP, BB and each other, I couldn't make it.

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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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