Daily Thought 07.24.22

From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 07.24.22
Date: July 24th 2022

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

July 24, 2022
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A Common Solution
The feeling of having shared in a common peril is one element in the
powerful cement which binds us. But that in itself would never have
held us together as we are now joined. The tremendous fact for every
one of us is that we have discovered a common solution. We have a
way out on which we can absolutely agree, and upon which we can
join in brotherly and harmonious action. This is the great news this
book carries to those who suffer from alcoholism.

- Alcoholics Anonymous, (There Is A Solution) p. 17 

Thought to Ponder
Together we can do what we could never do alone.

AA-related 'Alconym'
S T E P S  =  Solutions Through Each Powerful Step.

A Member Shares:
I'm Clair, an alcoholic. I know when I was first asked if I wanted to go to an AA meeting, my answer was, No I'm not ready yet. Little did I know soon after that night all of my worst fears came to pass. I was drinking and trying to take myself out with pills and booze. I came to in the hospital under restraints. From there they shipped me off to treatment. I did not want to leave there, I did not want to go home either. I went home scared, found the nearest AA meeting and sat in the back of the room in the dark. They handed me a paper and said please read this at the end of the meeting. Oh boy my stomach was in knots. Now the only thing I remember from that meeting was, "Keep coming back." They gave me a meeting schedule with all the ladies' names and phone numbers on it at the end of the meeting. I read the promises and cried all the way through it. That feeling of uselessness will disappear, we will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Those words stuck in me, I wanted help so badly. Alcoholics Anonymous gave me the power to help others that come through the doors. Why? Because I was one of them. And as was said earlier, seeing someone who has blossomed because of this program is an awesome sight, it's a gift. I don't want to miss my miracles, so I will keep coming back.

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