Daily Thought 12.12.21

 
From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 12.12.21
Date: December 12th 2021

AA Thought for the Day
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December 12, 2021
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Get Results
Let us make haste to reassure you. We found that as soon as we
were able to lay aside prejudice and express even a willingness
to believe in a Power greater than ourselves, we commenced to
get results, even though it was impossible for any of us to fully
define or comprehend that Power, which is God.

- Alcoholics Anonymous, (We Agnostics) p. 46 

Thought to Ponder
Willpower ... our will-ingness to use a Higher Power.
 

AA-related 'Alconym'
H E L P  =  His Ever-Loving Presence.

A Member Shares:
Hi all, my name is Nadja and I am a grateful, recovered alcoholic. I love the topic, prayer. When I first started this journey and people where telling me about God, I thought, nah, do not need that part. I will do it without God. (laugh) I was wrong, as in many things. How could one truly surrender to anything if it is not God? So I thought I'd give it a try after all. I started praying in the morning, on my knees in the living room. The 3th step prayer each and every day. The dog liked it very much (laugh) I did not see what it would do for me me yet. But I kept going. And the strange thing is, from a certain point it just started to work. It helped me stay in the peace, serenity feeling the moment I started my day. And the more I practised, the more I started to trust on God in my life. In small situations, in bigger ones. And every time I thanked Him for how it went. If it went good or bad, I thanked Him. To me that is prayer also. And I started building and building more on that trust. Today I cannot do without being in "touch" with God through all the day. And where it was an effort at start it is now something that has become more habitual. I always notice when I am loosing touch. I get more restless and more angry or scared. The moment I become aware of that I know what to do now. Get back to who I truly am. Connect with God. Could not be more grateful. Thank you so much for letting me share. Love you all.

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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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