Daily Thought 08.28.22

From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 08.28.22
Date: August 28th 2022

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

August 28, 2022
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Yes, I Am One
Further on, clear-cut directions are given showing how we recovered.
These are followed by forty-two personal experiences. . .
Our hope is that many alcoholic men and women, desperately in need,
will see these pages, and we believe that it is only by fully disclosing
ourselves and our problems that they will be persuaded to say,
"Yes, I am one of them too; I must have this thing."

- Alcoholics Anonymous, (There Is A Solution) p. 29 

Thought to Ponder
The Three A's .. Awareness, Acceptance, Action.

AA-related 'Alconym'
H E A L  =  Helping Every Alcoholic Live.

A Member Shares:
My name is Mark, very grateful alcoholic. Recovered from a SEEMINGLY hopeless state of my mind and my body. I didn't do that since I could not. I didn't have the power to do that. I needed to overcome a mind destroying my life when it was followed. That's where the problem of alcoholism centers, and I didn't know. I believed I drank too much and that caused me trouble. One day I found myself in a room I didn't want to be in, with those alcoholics. I wasn't one, of course. I couldn't identify. Feeling at home the minute they walked in. Coffee and talking solving it and everything? That didn't happen for me. The excerpt of the 12 & 12, (which was the only AA book we had in my country at the time,) the reading between the lines.... I didn't get it. And I got worse. And I kept wondering: "Where is THE REST of this?" I just couldn't find out how and what way. So I started searching, found recordings of AA speakers who were sharing another message. Telling me first AA was a book called AA containing instructions. I needed to have that, till I saw them. [laughter] I got so miserable, I made a decision: That was the most important action for me. I decided: "This book MUST be true," - or I am lost. And so I got it and began reading it. I sure didn't like it, but it brought me in this room too, since I didn't get it. So many tapes later, so many shares later, and taking the steps. It was all about that decision. Meaning: Not doing what I want. But what I need. No matter if I like it or not. I am an alcoholic without any doubt, and I then knew. And there IS a solution and I then knew. I do have a moral responsibility today. Please tell me the truth if my ego rules again. And I will love you for doing that. Recovery from alcoholism is the coolest thing on this planet. And it needs getting over yourself. Love You God, love you principles, and love you all in this amazing life-changing and life-saving fellowship.

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