Daily Thought 08.14.22

 
From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 08.14.22
Date: August 14th 2022

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

August 14, 2022
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Families
For a time he may try to hug the new treasure to himself. He may not see at
once that he has barely scratched a limitless lode which will pay dividends
only if he mines it for the rest of his life and insists on giving away the entire
product. If the family cooperates, dad will soon see that he is suffering from
a distortion of values. He will perceive that his spiritual growth is lopsided, that
for an average man like himself, a spiritual life which does not include his
family obligations may not be so perfect after all.

- Alcoholics Anonymous, (The Family Afterward) p. 129 

Thought to Ponder
Life begins at the end of our comfort zone.
 

AA-related 'Alconym'
B E S T  =  Been Enjoying Sobriety Today?

A Member Shares:
I'm Pammy, and I have alcoholism. The first year or so it was still all about me. My family would try and urge me to do other things outside of AA, but I felt if I did I would lose all the tools I had begun to pick up. I couldn't have been more wrong. This program as I have come to understand, is a design for living. That means in and outside the rooms. Once I started to accept their invites to places I saw the joy and fun they were having and honored they wanted to share that with me and to be a part of. Whatever fear I had about stepping out of my comfort zones seems so minimal and it gives me faith I can still continue that with all the changes I face today because I am not the only one facing them. It's one foot in front of the other, a look to where I want and need to go and it gets done. Thank you.

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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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