Daily Thought 03.22.20

From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 03.22.20
Date: March 22nd 2020

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

March 22, 2020

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The Steps
A.A.'s Twelve Steps are a group of principles, spiritual in
  their nature, which, if practiced as a way of life, can expel
the obsession to drink and enable the sufferer to become
happily and usefully whole.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Foreward) p. 15 

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

AA-related 'Alconym'
A A  =  Answer Available.

A Member Shares:
Hi All, Douglas, Alkie. The steps to me are the basis of AA. I am so blessed that I have regained my faith in God since I came into AA. The fact that AA does not require a belief in God to join, is what allowed me to find my own path in that regard. I have never had that one day or moment that I saw as a spiritual awakening. That came over time and through the steps and prayer. Many times others see the changes in us before we see them. Recovery to me is not a race, I do not have to compare myself to others. I only have to work the steps and try to live a sober life in recovery. Sobriety is a gift if we accept it, it also requires that we do our part to keep it, to me that means working the steps in my life. Sometimes people get the idea that because I have never had nor wanted a sponsor that I have always done it alone over my 41 years of sobriety. The fact is I have never done it alone, I got a great recovery network of sober people from the very beginning, people that were sober and enjoying their recovery. That might not work for everyone, but it works for me and to me that is what counts. I did not grow a halo over the years, but I also did not go back to being the person that I was either. The point for me is simple. Do not drink, try to be a decent and responsible person and try to help others. If you think about it, that is actually not a bad way to lead your life. May you find your peace and serenity in recovery that you seek as I have found mine. Thank you.

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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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