Daily Thought 09.06.20

 
From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 09.06.20
Date: September 6th 2020

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

September 6, 2020

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Spiritual Condition
We are not cured of alcoholism. What we really have is a daily reprieve
contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition. Every day is a
day when we must carry the vision of God's will into all of our activities.
"How can I best serve Thee—Thy will (not mine) be done."
 
- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 85 

Thought to Ponder
Spiritual progress isn't what gets us sober, it's what keeps us sober.
 

AA-related 'Alconym'
S O B E R  =  Spiritually On Beam; Everything's Right.
 

A Member Shares:
Morning, I'm Jess - alcoholic. When I first started the steps of AA, I balked at any talk about God. But thankfully I found my way through the steps and gave over to them completely. With the help of the Big Book, a sponsor, my gift of desperation to stop the drinking and with meetings. And what I have learned is that I do not need to know it all at once for this program to work. I learned that progress not perfection is the way of it. I will never know it all, in actuality, I know very little. And the steps are what taught me how to live a spiritual life. if I stick to the steps, every day and connect with my higher power of my own understanding, I am granted the freedom from alcohol. I have learned what my fears and character defects are and because of this, thy will, not mine, be done, I no longer have to live that life of the past that had me diving into a drink with out my control. I am slowly becoming the person I wanted to be in my dreams but never thought I could be. Grateful for this program and all of 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

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