AA Thought for the Day
October 3, 2021
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These conversations can begin in a casual or natural way. But if no such
opportunity presents itself, at some point we will want to summon all our
courage, head straight for the person concerned, and lay our cards on the
table. We needn't wallow in excessive remorse before those we have
harmed, but amends at this level should always be forthright and generous.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Nine) pp. 85 - 86
Thought to Ponder
It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes
and to make amends for them.
A A = Accountable Actions.
A Member Shares:
Hi everyone, Phillip alcoholic. Certainly didn't feel like I belonged to anything when I came here. You folks sure made me feel welcome, and I felt that belonging here. I did need to feel I belonged in the outside world. Always worrying who I would see, what I had done, and to who. Seventeen years of blackout drinking. I was terrified. I certainly was a jerk at times when I blacked out. So the list was everyone, that's what I thought. As I started on the close friends I thought I had, my head came off my chest and I began looking around. After a while there was one still hanging and it was bugging me. I would think about it every day. I tried calling the guy over and over at his job. Eventually I got him and made amends. He was in AA and told me what I needed. That was his phone number. So now I sit with my 2 sponsors and him on thursday nights and have coffee. Thank you.
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