Daily Thought 01.09.22

From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 01.09.22
Date: January 9th 2022

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

January 9, 2022
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A Revolutionary Change
They flatly declare that since they have come to believe in a Power greater
than themselves, to take a certain attitude toward that Power, and to do certain
simple things, there has been a revolutionary change in their way of living and
thinking. In the face of collapse and despair, in the face of the total failure of
their human resources, they found that a new power, peace, happiness, and
sense of direction flowed into them.

- Alcoholics Anonymous, (We Agnostics) p. 50 

Thought to Ponder
If you want to stay protected, you have to be connected.

AA-related 'Alconym'
F R O G  =  Fully Rely On God.

A Member Shares:
My name is Woody and I am an alcoholic. My view towards God upon entering the program was similar to one shared earlier. I believed in God and I believed God helped other people. I also believed, however, that I was not worthy of his love or his help. I viewed God the way I viewed everything else. I am automatically not good enough for it or deserve it, whatever it may be, therefore I hate it. It was a really childish way to look at things. I had to use the program as my higher power for six months or so. My conception of God has changed over the years. It has been a painful lesson but I have grown to trust Him. I no longer believe that I will get whatever I want as long as I "perform." I understand that life happens and that it rains on the just and the unjust. My progress in recovery has been an arduous process and I am really grateful for that. In the past when things got better, I was right back out there with worse consequences every time. I was allowed the grace, this time, to sit in feelings and situations that I didn't like, feelings and situations which used to baffle me. Those feelings and situations don't seem quite as daunting today thanks to this program. Thank you for letting me share.

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