Daily Thought 12.05.21

From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 12.05.21
Date: December 5th 2021

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

December 5, 2021
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Your Prospect
Do not be discouraged if your prospect does not respond at once. Search out
another alcoholic and try again. You are sure to find someone desperate enough
to accept with eagerness what you offer. We find it a waste of time to keep
chasing a man who cannot or will not work with you. If you leave such a person
alone, he may soon become convinced that he cannot recover by himself. To
spend too much time on any one situation is to deny some other alcoholic an
opportunity to live and be happy.

- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 82 

Thought to Ponder
All of AA's suggestions are free.
The ones I don't take are the ones I end up paying for.

AA-related 'Alconym'
W S O D  =  Work the Steps Or Die.

A Member Shares:
I'm Larry and I'm an alcoholic. This subject opens doors I no longer walk through. Suggest versus must. The numbers tell me all I need to know. Recovered versus recovering. Again, it's in the book. I am here for sobriety. Mine AND yours. My mentors taught me that AA was the last house on the block. The last chance. Serious stuff I think. Deadly serious. And when I start concerning myself with a newcomer's comfortability level .... I have taken my eyes off the ball. Similarly, Dr. Bob said something to the effect that if the talk of God drives them away, the whiskey will drive them back. I'm with Dr. Bob. I don't care about your comfortability or your friendship. I care about saving our lives.

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