Daily Thought 10.31.21

From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 10.31.21
Date: October 31st 2021

AA Thought for the Day
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October 31, 2021
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Our whole treasured philosophy of self-sufficiency had to be cast aside.
This had not been done with old-fashioned willpower; it was instead a
matter of developing the willingness to accept these new facts of living.
We neither ran nor fought. But accept we did. And then we were free.

- BEST OF THE GRAPEVINE, (Vol. I) p. 198 

Thought to Ponder
Asking for help is a case of humility and not a cause for humiliation.

AA-related 'Alconym'
H E L P  =  Hope, Encouragement, Love, Patience.

A Member Shares:
I'm Pammy, and I have alcoholism. I have a sister who is special and I am her medical health guardian. I was just coming back from relapsing and heavily into my meetings. When she got cancer I was her caregiver and the first day of her treatments I fell and broke my collarbone. There was no time to properly see to it, or so I thought, and I had refused to ask my siblings for help. The weeks went on and she could barely walk, it got more physical for me to take care of her. I was so grateful for the one meeting I made and my daughter came with me while hubby tended to my sister. At this meeting my daughter, though not an alkie was asked to share and was going thru a very hard time in her life. She shared she was jealous of me because I had such a strong support system and that for normal people it's hard and they have to work things out on their own. That slapped me into humility. I needed to show her there is help of all sorts if we look for it. So I needed to be an example.That night I called in one of my sisters and said I can't take care of Melly on my own. My sister came in and she helped me to take care of her and it freed me up for the time I needed to take care of me. It reminds me to this day of the airplane scenario. We need oxygen first so we can be able to tend to those that need us most. So when I feel overwhelmed I look for that air I need to be there for others. That air to me is my Higher Power. Thank you.

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