Daily Thought 05.05.22

From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 05.05.22
Date: May 5th 2022

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

May 5, 2022

Control and Manipulation
When we habitually try to manipulate others to our own willful desires,
they revolt, and resist us heavily. Then we develop hurt feelings, a sense
of persecution, and a desire to retaliate. As we redouble our efforts at
control, and continue to fail, our suffering becomes acute and constant.
We have not once sought to be one in a family, to be a friend among
friends, to be a worker among workers, to be a useful member of society.

- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Four) p. 53

Thought to Ponder
When I choose the behavior, I choose the consequences.

AA-related 'Alconym'
F A I L U R E  =   Fearful, Arrogant, Insecure, Lonely, Uncertain, Resentful, Empty.

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