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Daily Thought 04.22.24

April 22nd 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)April 22, 2024Prayer and MeditationThose of us who have come to make regular use of prayer would no more do without it than we would refuse air, food, or sunshine. And for the same reason. When we refuse air, light, or food, the body suffers. And when we turn away from meditation and prayer, we likewise deprive our minds, our emotions, and our intuitions of vitally needed support. As the body can fail its purpose for lack of nourishment, so can the soul.- Twelve Steps and Twe ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 04.21.24

April 21st 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy AA-Alive.net)April 21, 2024~ Scroll Down for Share ~AngerFinally, we begin to see that all people, including ourselves, are to some extent emotionally ill as well as frequently wrong, and then we approach true tolerance and see what real love for our fellows actually means. It will become more and more evident as we go forward that it is pointless to become angry, or to get hurt by people who, like us, are suffering from the pains of growing up.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 04.20.24

April 20th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)April 20, 2024Lose Our FearMore and more we became interested in seeing what we could contribute to life. As we felt new power flow in, as we enjoyed peace of mind, as we discovered we could face life successfully, as we became conscious of His presence, we began to lose our fear of today, tomorrow or the hereafter. We were reborn.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (How It Works) p. 63Thought to Ponder . . .Breathe in faith, breathe out fear.AA-related 'Alconym'F E A R  =   Fa ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 04.19.24

April 19th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)April 19, 2024EmotionsThe moment we ponder a twisted or broken relationship with another person, our emotions go on the defensive. To escape looking at the wrongs we have done another, we resentfully focus on the wrong he has done us. This is especially true if he has, in fact, behaved badly at all. Triumphantly we seize upon his misbehavior as the perfect excuse for minimizing or forgetting our own. Right here we need to fetch ourselves up sharply.- Twelve Steps and Twelve T ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 04.18.24

April 18th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)April 18, 2024ForgivenessWe've repeatedly strained the patience of our best friends to a snapping point, and have brought out the very worst in those who didn't think much of us to begin with. In many instances we are really dealing with fellow sufferers, people whose woes we have increased. If we are now about to ask forgiveness for ourselves, why shouldn't we start out by forgiving them, one and all?- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Eight) p. 78Thought to Ponder . ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 04.17.24

April 17th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)April 17, 2024The Great FactAsk Him in your morning meditation what you can do each day for the man who is still sick. The answers will come, if your own house is in order. But obviously you cannot transmit something you haven’t got. See to it that your relationship with Him is right, and great events will come to pass for you and countless others. This is the Great Fact for us.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (A Vision For You) p. 164Thought to Ponder . . .Trust God. Clean house. Hel ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 04.16.24

April 16th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)April 16, 2024Enjoying LifeWe have been speaking to you of serious, sometimes tragic things. We have been dealing with alcohol in its worst aspect. But we aren't a glum lot. If newcomers could see no joy or fun in our existence, they wouldn't want it. We absolutely insist on enjoying life.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (The Family Afterward) p. 132Thought to Ponder . . .Laughter is medicine for the sober spirit.AA-related 'Alconym'A L O H A  =   A Lot Of Happy Alcoholics.T ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 04.15.24

April 15th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)April 15, 2024Emotional StabilityWhen we developed still more, we discovered the best possible source of emotional stability to be God Himself. We found that dependence upon His perfect justice, forgiveness, and love was healthy, and that it would work where nothing else would.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Twelve) p. 116Thought to Ponder . . .No God, no peace — know God, know peace.AA-related 'Alconym'F R O G  =   Fully Rely On God.To Unsubscribe - Cli ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 04.14.24

April 14th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy AA-Alive.net)April 14, 2024~ Scroll Down for Share ~Priceless AssetsEverywhere we saw failure and misery transformed by humility into priceless assets. We heard story after story of how humility had brought strength out of weakness. In every case, pain had been the price of admission into a new life. But this admission price had purchased more than we expected. It brought a measure of humility, which we soon discovered to be a healer of pain.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Sev ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 04.13.24

April 13th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)April 13, 2024Free of AngerFor when harboring such feelings we shut ourselves off from the sunlight of the Spirit. The insanity of alcohol returns and we drink again. And with us, to drink is to die. If we were to live, we had to be free of anger. The grouch and the brainstorm were not for us. They may be the dubious luxury of normal men, but for alcoholics these things are poison.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (How It Works) p. 66Thought to Ponder . . .Those who anger me, conquer m ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 04.12.24

April 12th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)April 12, 2024*Human Failings*Let's take a universally recognized list of major human failings—the Seven Deadly Sins of pride, greed, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth. It is not by accident that pride heads the procession. For pride, leading to self-justification, and always spurred by conscious or unconscious fears, is the basic breeder of most human difficulties, the chief block to true progress.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Four) p. 48Thought to Ponder ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 04.11.24

April 11th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)April 11, 2024The BedevilmentsWe were having trouble with personal relationships, we couldn’t control our emotional natures, we were a prey to misery and depression, we couldn’t make a living, we had a feeling of uselessness, we were full of fear, we were unhappy, we couldn’t seem to be of real help to other people—was not a basic solution of these bedevilments more important than whether we should see newsreels of lunar flight? Of course it was.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (We Ag ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 04.10.24

April 10th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)April 10, 2024The Only ConditionBurn the idea into the consciousness of every man that he can get well regardless of anyone. The only condition is that he trust in God and clean house.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Working With Others) p. 98Thought to Ponder . . .Who we are is not dependent upon someone else's opinion.AA-related 'Alconym'T R U S T  =   Try Really Using Step Three.To Unsubscribe - Click Here_Subscription Reminder_   You're Subscribed to: &nb ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 04.09.24

April 9th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)April 9, 2024Receive GuidanceWe discover that we do receive guidance for our lives to just about the extent that we stop making demands upon God to give it to us on order and on our terms. Almost any experienced A.A. will tell how his affairs have taken remarkable and unexpected turns for the better as he tried to improve his conscious contact with God.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Eleven) pp. 104 - 105Thought to Ponder . . .Relationships are built with communic ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 04.08.24

April 8th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)April 8, 2024Do Not HesitateGod has abundantly supplied this world with fine doctors, psychologists, and practitioners of various kinds. Do not hesitate to take your health problems to such persons. Most of them give freely of themselves, that their fellows may enjoy sound minds and bodies. Try to remember that though God has wrought miracles among us, we should never belittle a good doctor or psychiatrist. Their services are often indispensable in treating a newcomer and in ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 04.07.24

April 7th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)April 7, 2024Moments of TriumphTo conclude that others were wrong was as far as most of us ever got. The usual outcome was that people continued to wrong us and we stayed sore. Sometimes it was remorse and then we were sore at ourselves. But the more we fought and tried to have our own way, the worse matters got. As in war, the victor onlyseemed to win. Our moments of triumph were short-lived.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (How It Works) p. 66Thought to Ponder . . .It takes strength ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 04.06.24

April 6th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)April 6, 2024Continue to WatchContinue to watch for selfishness, dishonesty, resentment, and fear. When these crop up, we ask God at once to remove them. We discuss them with someone immediately and make amends quickly if we have harmed anyone. Then we resolutely turn our thoughts to someone we can help. Love and tolerance of others is our code.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 84Thought to Ponder . . .The 3 A’s -- Awareness, Acceptance, Action.AA-related 'Alconym'A A ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 04.05.24

April 5th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)April 5, 2024NonsenseHe clamors for this or that, claiming he cannot master alcohol until his material needs are cared for. Nonsense. Some of us have taken very hard knocks to learn this truth: Job or no job—wife or no wife—we simply do not stop drinking so long as we place dependence upon other people ahead of dependence on God.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Working With Others) p. 98Thought to Ponder . . .In AA we don't carry the alcoholic; we carry the message.AA-related 'Alcony ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 04.04.24

April 4th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)April 4, 2024Insanity and DenialThey are always "going on the wagon for keeps." They are over- remorseful and make many resolutions, but never a decision. There is the type of man who is unwilling to admit that he cannot take a drink. He plans various ways of drinking. He changes his brand or his environment. There is the type who always believes that after being entirely free from alcohol for a period of time he can take a drink without danger.- Alcoholics Anonymou ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 04.03.24

April 3rd 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)April 3, 2024Reviewed Our Own ConductWe reviewed our own conduct over the years past. Where had we been selfish, dishonest, or inconsiderate? Whom had we hurt? Did we unjustifiably arouse jealousy, suspicion or bitterness? Where were we at fault, what should we have done instead? We got this all down on paper and looked at it.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (How It Works) p. 69Thought to Ponder . . .The first step in overcoming mistakes is to admit them.AA-related 'Alconym'A A   ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 04.02.24

April 2nd 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)April 2, 2024Fundamental Idea of GodActually we were fooling ourselves, for deep down in every man, woman, and child, is the fundamental idea of God. It may be obscured by calamity, by pomp, by worship of other things, but in some form or other it is there. For faith in a Power greater than ourselves, and miraculous demonstrations of that power in human lives, are facts as old as man himself.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (We Agnostics) p. 55Thought to Ponder . . .People of faith ha ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 04.01.24

April 1st 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)April 1, 2024Arch to FreedomThis is the how and why of it. First of all, we had to quit playing God. It didn’t work. Next, we decided that hereafter in this drama of life, God was going to be our Director. He is the Principal; we are His agents. He is the Father, and we are His children. Most good ideas are simple, and this concept was the keystone of the new and triumphant arch through which we passed to freedom.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (How It Works) p. 62Thought to Ponder . ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.31.24

March 31st 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy AA-Alive.net)March 31, 2024~ Scroll Down for Share ~ExpectationsI must keep my magic magnifying mind on my acceptance and off my expectations, for my serenity is directly proportional to my level of acceptance. When I remember this, I can see I’ve never had it so good. Thank God for A.A.!- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Acceptance Was The Answer) p. 420Thought to PonderMy disappointments are equal to my expectations.AA-related 'Alconym'A A  =  Acknowledge Acceptance. ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.30.24

March 30th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 30, 2024Our FamiliesWe ought to sit down with the family and frankly analyze the past as we now see it, being very careful not to criticize them. Their defects may be glaring, but the chances are that our own actions are partly responsible. So we clean house with the family, asking each morning in meditation that our Creator show us the way of patience, tolerance, kindliness and love. The spiritual life is not a theory. We have to live it.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into A ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.29.24

March 29th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 29, 2024Fit Spiritual ConditionWe are not fighting it, neither are we avoiding temptation. We feel as though we had been placed in a position of neutrality—safe and protected. We have not even sworn off. Instead, the problem has been removed. It does not exist for us. We are neither cocky nor are we afraid. That is our experience. That is how we react so long as we keep in fit spiritual condition.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 85Thought to Ponder . . .Spiritua ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.28.24

March 28th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 28, 2024Willing to BelieveI stood in the sunlight at last. It was only a matter of being willing to believe in a Power greater than myself. Nothing more was required of me to make my beginning. I saw that growth could start from that point. Upon a foundation of complete willingness I might build what I saw in my friend. Would I have it? Of course I would!- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Bill's Story) p. 12Thought to Ponder . . .Hope leads to faith if you let it.AA-related 'Alco ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.27.24

March 27th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 27, 2024DisciplineIt works—it really does. We alcoholics are undisciplined. So we let God discipline us in the simple way we have just outlined. But this is not all. There is action and more action. "Faith without works is dead."- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 88Thought to Ponder . . .Motivation may get you going, but discipline keeps you growing.AA-related 'Alconym'F A I T H  =   For All I Trust Him.To Unsubscribe - Click Here_Subscription ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.26.24

March 26th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 26, 2024Yes, I Am OneFurther 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. 29Thought t ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.25.24

March 25th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 25, 2024Great NewsThe 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. 17Thought to Ponder . . .Together we can do what we could never do alone.AA-related 'Alconym'A C T I O N  =   Any Chang ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.24.24

March 24th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 24, 2024This SolutionBut the ex-problem drinker who has found this solution, who is properly armed with facts about himself, can generally win the entire confidence of another alcoholic in a few hours. Until such an understanding is reached, little or nothing can be accomplished.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (There Is A Solution) p. 18Thought to Ponder . . ."He talked my language."AA-related 'Alconym'E S & H  =   Experience, Strength and Hope.To Unsubs ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.23.24

March 23rd 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 23, 2024Beyond Their Mental ControlThey took a drink a day or so prior to the date, and then the phenomenon of craving at once became paramount to all other interests so that the important appointment was not met. These men were not drinking to escape; they were drinking to overcome a craving beyond their mental control.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (The Doctor's Opinion) pp. xxix - xxxThought to Ponder . . .The first drink has the last say.AA-related 'Alconym'A A  = &nb ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.22.24

March 22nd 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 22, 2024The Primary CauseBy now the newcomer has probably arrived at the following conclusions: that his character defects, representing instincts gone astray, have been the primary cause of his drinking and his failure at life; that unless he is now willing to work hard at the elimination of the worst of these defects, both sobriety and peace of mind will still elude him; that all the faulty foundation of his life will have to be torn out and built anew on bedrock.- Tw ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.21.24

March 21st 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 21, 2024The Real AlcoholicBut what about the real alcoholic? He may start off as a moderate drinker; he may or may not become a continuous hard drinker; but at some stage of his drinking career he begins to lose all control of his liquor consumption, once he starts to drink.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (There Is A Solution) p. 21Thought to Ponder . . .Non-alcoholics do not have to control their drinking.AA-related 'Alconym'A A  =   Alcoholic's Answer.To Unsubscribe ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.20.24

March 20th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 20, 2024Good ResultsIn A.A. we have found that the actual good results of prayer are beyond question. They are matters of knowledge and experience. All those who have persisted have found strength not ordinarily their own. They have found wisdom beyond their usual capability. And they have increasingly found a peace of mind which can stand firm in the face of difficult circumstances.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Eleven) p. 104Thought to Ponder . . .Today I ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.19.24

March 19th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 19, 2024Self-SearchingAs we have seen, self-searching is the means by which we bring new vision, action, and grace to bear upon the dark and negative side of our natures. It is a step in the development of that kind of humility that makes it possible for us to receive God's help. Yet it is only a step. We will want to go further.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Eleven) p. 98Thought to Ponder . . .There is only one corner of the universe I can be certain of im ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.18.24

March 18th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 18, 2024A Double LifeMore than most people, the alcoholic leads a double life. He is very much the actor. To the outer world he presents his stage character. This is the one he likes his fellows to see. He wants to enjoy a certain reputation, but knows in his heart he doesn't deserve it.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 73Thought to Ponder . . .Character is what I am; reputation is what people think I am.AA-related 'Alconym'F E A R  =   Fighting Ego Aga ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.17.24

March 17th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy AA-Alive.net)March 17, 2024~ Scroll Down for Share ~The Alcoholic IllnessBut not so with the alcoholic illness, for with it there goes annihilation of all the things worth while in life. It engulfs all whose lives touch the sufferer's. It brings misunderstanding, fierce resentment, financial insecurity, disgusted friends and employers, warped lives of blameless children, sad wives and parents—anyone can increase the list.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (There Is A Solution) p. 18Thought to Ponder ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.16.24

March 16th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 16, 2024Set On A PathWhen a man or a woman has a spiritual awakening, the most important meaning of it is that he has now become able to do, feel, and believe that which he could not do before on his unaided strength and resources alone. He has been granted a gift which amounts to a new state of consciousness and being. He has been set on a path which tells him he is really going somewhere, that life is not a dead end, not something to be endured or mastered.- Twelve St ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.15.24

March 15th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 15, 2024A Design for LivingI was not too well at the time, and was plagued by waves of self-pity and resentment.This sometimes nearly drove me back to drink, but I soon found that when all other measures failed, work with another alcoholic would save the day. Many times I have gone to my old hospital in despair. On talking to a man there, I would be amazingly lifted up and set on my feet. It is a design for living that works in rough going.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Bill' ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.14.24

March 14th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 14, 2024Faith Means CourageThe verdict of the ages is that faith means courage. All men of faith have courage. They trust their God. We never apologize for God. Instead we let Him demonstrate, through us, what He can do. We ask Him to remove our fear and direct our attention to what He would have us be. At once, we commence to outgrow fear.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (How It Works) p. 68Thought to Ponder . . .Courage is not the absence of fear, but taking action in spite of ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.13.24

March 13th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 13, 2024Quickly Diagnose YourselfWe do not like to pronounce any individual as alcoholic, but you can quickly diagnose yourself. Step over to the nearest barroom and try some controlled drinking. Try to drink and stop abruptly. Try it more than once. It will not take long for you to decide, if you are honest with yourself about it. It may be worth a bad case of jitters if you get a full knowledge of your condition.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (More About Alcoholism) pp. 31 - ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.12.24

March 12th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 12, 2024Kit of Spiritual ToolsYou will be most successful with alcoholics if you do not exhibit any passion for crusade or reform. Never talk down to an alcoholic from any moral or spiritual hilltop; simply lay out the kit of spiritual tools for his inspection. Show him how they worked with you. Offer him friendship and fellowship. Tell him that if he wants to get well you will do anything to help.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Working With Others) p. 95Thought to Ponder . . ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.11.24

March 11th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 11, 2024Self-Centered FearThe chief activator of our defects has been self-centered fear—primarily fear that we would lose something we already possessed or would fail to get something we demanded. Living upon a basis of unsatisfied demands, we were in a state of continual disturbance and frustration. Therefore, no peace was to be had unless we could find a means of reducing these demands. The difference between a demand and a simple request is plain to anyone.- Twelve ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.10.24

March 10th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy AA-Alive.net)March 10, 2024~ Scroll Down for Share ~Describe Yourself As An AlcoholicWhen he sees you know all about the drinking game, commence to describe yourself as an alcoholic. Tell him how baffled you were, how you finally learned that you were sick. Give him an account of the struggles you made to stop. Show him the mental twist which leads to the first drink of a spree. We suggest you do this as we have done it in the chapter on alcoholism. If he is alcoholic, he will understand ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.09.24

March 9th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 9, 2024Children of a Loving CreatorWe have no desire to convince anyone that there is only one way by which faith can be acquired. If what we have learned and felt and seen means anything at all, it means that all of us, whatever our race, creed, or color are the children of a living Creator with whom we may form a relationship upon simple and understandable terms as soon as we are willing and honest enough to try.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (There Is A Solution) p. 28Thoug ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.08.24

March 8th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 8, 2024The Insane IdeaBut there was always the curious mental phenomenon that parallel with our sound reasoning there inevitably ran some insanely trivial excuse for taking the first drink. Our sound reasoning failed to hold us in check. The insane idea won out. Next day we would ask ourselves, in all earnestness and sincerity, how it could have happened.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (More About Alcoholism) p. 37Thought to Ponder . . .One is too many and 100 is not enough.AA- ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.07.24

March 7th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 7, 2024No Effective Mental DefenseOnce more: The alcoholic at certain times has no effective mental defense against the first drink. Except in a few cases, neither he nor any other human being can provide such a defense. His defense must come from a Higher Power.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (More About Alcoholism) p. 43Thought to Ponder . . .The first drink has the last say.AA-related 'Alconym'F R O G  =   Fully Rely On God.To Unsubscribe - Click Here_Subscription ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.06.24

March 6th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 6, 2024The Full ConsequencesAbove all, we should try to be absolutely sure that we are not delaying because we are afraid. For the readiness to take the full consequences of our past acts, and to take responsibility for the well-being of others at the same time, is the very spirit of Step Nine.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Nine) p. 87Thought to Ponder . . .It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.AA-related 'Alco ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.05.24

March 5th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 5, 2024Contented, Useful LifeMore sobriety brought about by the admission of alcoholism and by attendance at a few meetings is very good indeed, but it is bound to be a far cry from permanent sobriety and a contented, useful life. That is just where the remaining Steps of the A.A. program come in. Nothing short of continuous action upon these as a way of life can bring the much-desired result.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Three) pp. 39 - 40Thought to Ponde ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.04.24

March 4th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 4, 2024Carefully ReviewingReturning home we find a place where we can be quiet for an hour, carefully reviewing what we have done. We thank God from the bottom of our heart that we know Him better. Taking this book down from our shelf we turn to the page which contains the twelve steps. Carefully reading the first five proposals we ask if we have omitted anything, for we are building an arch through which we shall walk a free man at last.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Ac ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.03.24

March 3rd 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy AA-Alive.net)March 3, 2024~ Scroll Down for Share ~A Sufficient Substitute"I know I must get along without liquor, but how can I? Have you a sufficient substitute?" Yes, there is a substitute and it is vastly more than that. It is a fellowship in Alcoholics Anonymous. There you will find release from care, boredom and worry. Your imagination will be fired. Life will mean something at last. The most satisfactory years of your existence lie ahead.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (A Vision ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.02.24

March 2nd 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 2, 2024Lack of PowerOur human resources, as marshalled by the will, were not sufficient; they failed utterly. Lack of power, that was our dilemma. We had to find a power by which we could live, and it had to be a Power greater than ourselves. Obviously. But where and how were we to find this Power? Well, that’s exactly what this book is about. Its main object is to enable you to find a Power greater than yourself which will solve your problem.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (We ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.01.24

March 1st 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 1, 2024A Daily ReprieveWe are not cured of alcoholism. What we really have is a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition. Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God's will into all of our activities. "How can I best serve Thee—Thy will (not mine) be done." - Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 85Thought to Ponder . . .Spiritual progress isn't what gets us sober, it's what keeps us sober.AA-related 'Alconym'S O B E ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.29.24

February 29th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 29, 2024Apologies for the late arrival of your Daily Thought today. Apparently our server doesn't "understand" leap years.Casting AsideBesides a seeming inability to accept much on faith, we often found ourselves handicapped by obstinacy, sensitiveness, and unreasoning prejudice. Many of us have been so touchy that even casual reference to spiritual things made us bristle with antagonism. This sort of thinking had to be abandoned. Though some of us resisted ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.28.24

February 28th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 28, 2024Causes and ConditionsNext we launched out on a course of vigorous action, the first step of which is a personal housecleaning, which many of us had never attempted. Though our decision was a vital and crucial step, it could have little permanent effect unless at once followed by a strenuous effort to face, and to be rid of, the things in ourselves which had been blocking us. Our liquor was but a symptom. So we had to get down to causes and conditions.- Alcoho ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.27.24

February 27th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 27, 2024Step SevenWhen ready, we say something like this: "My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad. I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character which stands in the way of my usefulness to you and my fellows. Grant me strength, as I go out from here, to do your bidding. Amen." We have then completed Step Seven.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 76Thought to Ponder . . .I don’t get to choose whic ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.26.24

February 26th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 26, 2024Hadn't Cleaned HouseThe fact was we really hadn’t cleaned house so that the grace of God could enter us and expel the obsession. In no deep or meaningful sense had we ever taken stock of ourselves, made amends to those we had harmed, or freely given to any other human being without any demand for reward. We had not even prayed rightly. We had always said, “Grant me my wishes” instead of “Thy will be done.”- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Two) p. 32 ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.25.24

February 25th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 25, 2024You Are ReadyOur stories disclose in a general way what we used to be like, what happened, and what we are like now. If you have decided you want what we have and are willing to go to any length to get it—then you are ready to take certain steps.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (How It Works) p. 58Thought to Ponder . . .When I got busy, I got better.AA-related 'Alconym'A C T I O N  =   Any Change To Improve Our NatureTo Unsubscribe - Click Here_Subscription ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.24.24

February 24th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 24, 2024Futility and UnhappinessIt is plain that a life which includes deep resentment leads only to futility and unhappiness. To the precise extent that we permit these, do we squander the hours that might have been worth while. But with the alcoholic, whose hope is the maintenance and growth of a spiritual experience, this business of resentment is infinitely grave. We found that it is fatal.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (How It Works) p. 66Thought to Ponder . . .We are ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.23.24

February 23rd 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 23, 2024A Free GiftHe finds himself in possession of a degree of honesty, tolerance, unselfishness, peace of mind, and love of which he had thought himself quite incapable. What he has received is a free gift, and yet usually, at least in some small part, he has made himself ready to receive it. A.A.’s manner of making ready to receive this gift lies in the practice of the Twelve Steps in our program.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Twelve) p. 107Thought t ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.22.24

February 22nd 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 22, 2024Much KnowledgeHe had much knowledge about himself as an alcoholic. Yet all reasons for not drinking were easily pushed aside in favor of the foolish idea that he could take whiskey if only he mixed it with milk! Whatever the precise definition of the word may be, we call this plain insanity. How can such a lack of proportion, of the ability to think straight, be called anything else?- Alcoholics Anonymous, (More About Alcoholism) pp. 36 - 37Thought to Ponder ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.21.24

February 21st 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 21, 2024Willing to BelieveStress the spiritual feature freely. If the man be agnostic or atheist, make it emphatic that he does not have to agree with your conception of God. He can choose any conception he likes, provided it makes sense to him. The main thing is that he be willing to believe in a Power greater than himself and that he live by spiritual principles.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Working With Others) p. 93Thought to Ponder . . .I came; I came to; I came to b ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.20.24

February 20th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 20, 2024Somehow, SomedayThe idea that somehow, someday he will control and enjoy his drinking is the great obsession of every abnormal drinker. The persistence of this illusion is astonishing. Many pursue it into the gates of insanity or death. We learned that we had to fully concede to our innermost selves that we were alcoholics. This is the first step in recovery.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (More About Alcoholism) p. 30Thought to Ponder . . .When we try to control our ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.19.24

February 19th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 19, 2024Intensive WorkPractical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics. It works when other activities fail. This is our twelfth suggestion: Carry this message to other alcoholics! You can help when no one else can. You can secure their confidence when others fail. Remember they are very ill.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Working With Others) p. 89Thought to Ponder . . .Get it - Give it - Grow in it. ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.18.24

February 18th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy AA-Alive.net)February 18, 2024~ Scroll Down for Share ~Useful to OthersMost of us sense that real tolerance of other people’s shortcomings and viewpoints and a respect for their opinions are attitudes which make us more useful to others. Our very lives, as ex-problem drinkers, depend upon our constant thought of others and how we may help meet their needs.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (There Is A Solution) pp. 19 - 20Thought to PonderSobriety is not a destination, but an everlasting journey.AA- ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.17.24

February 17th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 17, 2024Stand TogetherTherefore, Step Two is the rallying point for all of us. Whether agnostic, atheist, or former believer, we can stand together on this Step. True humility and an open mind can lead us to faith, and every A.A. meeting is an assurance that God will restore us to sanity if we rightly relate ourselves to Him.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Two) p. 33Thought to Ponder . . .Let go and let God.AA-related 'Alconym'F A I T H  =   For ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.16.24

February 16th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 16, 2024Entire Psychic ChangeAfter they have succumbed to the desire again, as so many do, and the phenomenon of craving develops, they pass through the well-known stages of a spree, emerging remorseful, with a firm resolution not to drink again. This is repeated over and over, and unless this person can experience an entire psychic change there is very little hope of his recovery.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (The Doctors Opinion) p. xxixThought to Ponder . . .If you want ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.15.24

February 15th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 15, 2024Direct ContactIn Step Eleven we saw that if a Higher Power had restored us to sanity and had enabled us to live with some peace of mind in a sorely troubled world, then such a Higher Power was worth knowing better, by as direct contact as possible.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Twelve) pp. 108 - 109Thought to Ponder . . .Relationships are built with communication; so we pray.AA-related 'Alconym'P R A Y E R  =   Praying Regularly Assists ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.14.24

February 14th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 14, 2024Maximum ServiceAt the moment we are trying to put our lives in order. But this is not an end in itself. Our real purpose is to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to God and the people about us.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 77Thought to Ponder . . .Service puts feet on my prayers.AA-related 'Alconym'B E S T  =   Been Enjoying Sobriety Today?To Unsubscribe - Click Here_Subscription Reminder_   You're Subscribed to:   ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.13.24

February 13th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 13, 2024Self-RestraintOur first objective will be the development of self-restraint. This carries a top priority rating. When we speak or act hastily or rashly, the ability to be fair-minded and tolerant evaporates on the spot. One unkind tirade or one willful snap judgment can ruin our relation with another person for a whole day, or maybe a whole year. Nothing pays off like restraint of tongue and pen.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Ten) p. 91Thought to ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.12.24

February 12th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 12, 2024Unexpected ResultsWe liked A.A. all right, and were quick to say that it had done miracles. But we recoiled from meditation and prayer as obstinately as the scientist who refused to perform a certain experiment lest it prove his pet theory wrong. Of course we finally did experiment, and when unexpected results followed, we felt different; in fact we knew different; and so we were sold on meditation and prayer.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Eleven ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.11.24

February 11th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy AA-Alive.net)February 11, 2024~ Scroll Down for Share ~A DecisionWe can have faith, yet keep God out of our lives. Therefore our problem now becomes just how and by what specific means shall we be able to let Him in? Step Three represents our first attempt to do this. In fact, the effectiveness of the whole A.A. program will rest upon how well and earnestly we have tried to come to "a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of Godas we understood Him."- Twelve S ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.10.24

February 10th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 10, 2024The Main ProblemIn this way we tried to shape a sane and sound ideal for our future sex life. We subjected each relation to this test—was it selfish or not? We asked God to mold our ideals and help us to live up to them.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (How It Works) p. 69Thought to Ponder . . .Dependence on God is our chief source of strength.AA-related 'Alconym'W I L L I N G  =   When I Live Life, I Need God.To Unsubscribe - Click Here_Subscription Reminde ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.09.24

February 9th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 9, 2024The Main ProblemTherefore, the main problem of the alcoholic centers in his mind, rather than in his body. If you ask him why he started on that last bender, the chances are he will offer you any one of a hundred alibis. Sometimes these excuses have a certain plausibility, but none of them really makes sense in the light of the havoc an alcoholic’s drinking bout creates. They sound like the philosophy of the man who, having a headache, beats himself on the hea ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.08.24

February 8th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 8, 2024Learning DailyLearning daily to spot, admit, and correct these flaws is the essence of character-building and good living. An honest regret for harms done, a genuine gratitude for blessings received, and a willingness to try for better things tomorrow will be the permanent assets we shall seek.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Ten) p. 95Thought to Ponder . . .The Three A's .. Awareness, Acceptance, Action.AA-related 'Alconym'A A  =   Accoun ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.07.24

February 7th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 7, 2024Building An ArchTaking this book down from our shelf we turn to the page which contains the twelve steps. Carefully reading the first five proposals we ask if we have omitted anything, for we are building an arch through which we shall walk a free man at last. Is our work solid so far? Are the stones properly in place? Have we skimped on the cement put into the foundation? Have we tried to make mortar without sand?- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 75Tho ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.06.24

February 6th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 6, 2024Pride and FearSo when A.A. suggests a fearless moral inventory, it must seem to every newcomer that more is being asked of him than he can do. Both his pride and his fear beat him back every time he tries to look within himself. Pride says, "You need not pass this way," and Fear says, "You dare not look!" But the testimony of A.A.'s who have really tried a moral inventory is that pride and fear of this sort turn out to be bogeymen, nothing ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.05.24

February 5th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 5, 2024Expressing Our RegretNevertheless, with a person we dislike, we take the bit in our teeth. It is harder to go to an enemy than to a friend, but we find it much more beneficial to us. We go to him in a helpful and forgiving spirit, confessing our former ill feeling and expressing our regret. Under no condition do we criticize such a person or argue.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 77Thought to Ponder . . .Don't mess up an amend with an excuse.AA-related ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.04.24

February 4th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 4, 2024This FellowshipIn spite of the great increase in the size and the span of this Fellowship, at its core it remains simple and personal. Each day, somewhere in the world, recovery begins when one alcoholic talks with another alcoholic, sharing experience, strength, and hope.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Foreword to Third Edition) p. xxiiThought to Ponder . . .To keep it, we have to give it away.AA-related 'Alconym'A A W O L  =   A A Way Of Life.Unsubscribe_ ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.03.24

February 3rd 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 3, 2024Wonderful RevelationIt is when we try to make our will conform with God’s that we begin to use it rightly. To all of us, this was a most wonderful revelation. Our whole trouble had been the misuse of willpower. We had tried to bombard our problems with it instead of attempting to bring it into agreement with God’s intention for us. To make this increasingly possible is the purpose of A.A.’s Twelve Steps, and Step Three opens the door.- Twelve Steps and Twelve ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.02.24

February 2nd 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 2, 2024RationalizationBut in other instances only the closest scrutiny will reveal what our true motives were. There are cases where our ancient enemy, rationalization, has stepped in and has justified conduct which was really wrong. The temptation here is to imagine that we had good motives and reasons when we really didn’t.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Ten) p. 94Thought to Ponder . . .Don't believe everything you think.AA-related 'Alconym'J A D E &nbs ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.01.24

February 1st 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 1, 2024Reliance, Not Defiance“When we encountered A.A., the fallacy of our defiance was revealed. At no time had we asked what God's will was for us; instead we had been telling Him what it ought to be. No man, we saw, could believe in God and defy Him, too. Belief meant reliance, not; defiance."- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Two) p. 31Thought to Ponder . . .There is a God. I am not Him.AA-related 'Alconym'E G O  =   Edging God Out.To Unsu ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.31.24

January 31st 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 31, 2024An Alcoholic MindThey had said that though I did raise a defense, it would one day give way before some trivial reason for having a drink. Well, just that did happen and more, for what I had learned of alcoholism did not occur to me at all. I knew from that moment that I had an alcoholic mind. I saw that will power and self-knowledge would not help in those strange mental blank spots. I had never been able to understand people who said that a problem had them ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.30.24

January 30th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 30, 2024Thoroughly FollowedRarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (How It Works) p. 58Thought to Ponder . . .When all else fails, try following directions.AA-related 'Alconym'A C T  =   Action Changes Thing ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.29.24

January 29th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 29, 2024Baffling FeatureMany of us felt that we had plenty of character. There was a tremendous urge to cease forever. Yet we found it impossible. This is the baffling feature of alcoholism as we know it—this utter inability to leave it alone, no matter how great the necessity or the wish.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (More About Alcoholism) p. 34Thought to Ponder . . .It's hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.AA-related 'Alconym'S T E P S  =   Sol ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.28.24

January 28th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy AA-Alive.net)January 28, 2024~ Scroll Down for Share ~Simple Kit of Spiritual ToolsBut we saw that it really worked in others, and we had come to believe in the hopelessness and futility of life as we had been living it. When, therefore, we were approached by those in whom the problem had been solved, there was nothing left for us but to pick up the simple kit of spiritual tools laid at our feet. We have found much of heaven and we have been rocketed into a fourth dimension of existence o ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.27.24

January 27th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 27, 2024The Entire FamilyCessation of drinking is but the first step away from a highly strained, abnormal condition. A doctor said to us, "Years of living with an alcoholic is almost sure to make any wife or child neurotic. The entire family is, to some extent, ill." Let families realize, as they start their journey, that all will not be fair weather. Each in his turn may be footsore and may straggle.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (The Family Afterward) p. 122Thou ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.26.24

January 26th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 26, 2024We PauseAs we go through the day we pause, when agitated or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action. We constantly remind ourselves we are no longer running the show, humbly saying to ourselves many times each day "Thy will be done." We are then in much less danger of excitement, fear, anger, worry, self-pity, or foolish decisions.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) pp. 87 - 88Thought to Ponder . . .The Three "P's" -- Pause, Pra ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.25.24

January 25th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 25, 2024A Long TalkWhen we decide who is to hear our story, we waste no time. We have a written inventory and we are prepared for a long talk. We explain to our partner what we are about to do and why we have to do it. He should realize that we are engaged upon a life-and-death errand. Most people approached in this way will be glad to help; they will be honored by our confidence.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 75Thought to Ponder . . .Life begins at the end ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.24.24

January 24th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 24, 2024Dear Friends, I apologise for misquoting in yesterday's thought. The line should have read, "Fear of people and _of_ economic insecurity will leave us."The Turning PointRemember that we deal with alcohol—cunning, baffling, powerful! Without help it is too much for us. But there is One who has all power—that One is God. May you find Him now! Half measures availed us nothing. We stood at the turning point. We asked His protection and care with com ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.23.24

January 23rd 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 23, 2024Outlook Upon LifeThat feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Self-seeking will slip away. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change. Fear of people and economic insecurity will leave us. We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.- Alcoholics Anony ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.22.24

January 22nd 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 22, 2024The Great RealityWe finally saw that faith in some kind of God was a part of our make-up, just as much as the feeling we have for a friend. Sometimes we had to search fearlessly, but He was there. He was as much a fact as we were. We found the Great Reality deep down within us.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (We Agnostics) p. 55Thought to Ponder . . .People of faith have a logical idea of what life is all about.AA-related 'Alconym'W I L L I N G  =   When I L ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.21.24

January 21st 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy AA-Alive.net)January 21, 2024~ Scroll Down for Share ~Rewards of Meditation and PrayerPerhaps one of the greatest rewards of meditation and prayer is the sense ofbelonging that comes to us. We no longer live in a completely hostile world. We are no longer lost and frightened and purposeless. The moment we catch even a glimpse of God's will, the moment we begin to see truth, justice, and love as the real and eternal things in life, we are no longer deeply disturbed by all the seeming evide ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.20.24

January 20th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 20, 2024A Long WaySometimes we hear an alcoholic say that the only thing he needs to do is to keep sober. Certainly he must keep sober, for there will be no home if he doesn’t. But he is yet a long way from making good to the wife or parents whom for years he has so shockingly treated.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 82Thought to Ponder . . .Without change I am just a non-drinking drunk.AA-related 'Alconym'A C T  =   Action Changes Things.To Unsubscr ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.19.24

January 19th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 19, 2024Faith and TruthIn this book you read again and again that faith did for us what we could not do for ourselves. We hope you are convinced now that God can remove whatever self-will has blocked you off from Him. If you have already made a decision, and an inventory of your grosser handicaps, you have made a good beginning. That being so you have swallowed and digested some big chunks of truth about yourself.- Alcoholics Anonymous,(How It Works) pp. 70 - 71 Thoug ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.18.24

January 18th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 18, 2024Extravagant Promises?We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves. Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us —sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 84Thought to Ponder . . .Sobriety is not a destination, but an everlasting ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.17.24

January 17th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 17, 2024Living Just For TodayWhen I joined A.A., I did so for the sole purpose of getting sober and staying sober. I didn’t realize I would find so much more, but a new and different outlook on life started opening up almost immediately. Each day seems to be so much more productive and satisfying. I get so much more enjoyment out of living. I find an inner pleasure in simple things. Living just for today is a pleasant adventure.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (It Might Have B ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.16.24

January 16th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 16, 2024Honestly Sought HimEven so has God restored us all to our right minds. To this man, the revelation was sudden. Some of us grow into it more slowly. But He has come to all who have honestly sought Him. When we drew near to Him He disclosed Himself to us!- Alcoholics Anonymous, (We Agnostics) p. 57Thought to Ponder . . .I came; I came to; I came to believe.AA-related 'Alconym'G O D  =   Good Orderly Direction.To Unsubscribe - Click Here_Subscription Re ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.15.24

January 15th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 15, 2024To Be WelcomedNo one is too discredited or has sunk too low to be welcomed cordially—if he means business. Social distinctions, petty rivalries and jealousies—these are laughed out of countenance. Being wrecked in the same vessel, being restored and united under one God, with hearts and minds attuned to the welfare of others, the things which matter so much to some people no longer signify much to them. How could they?- Alcoholics Anonymous, (A Vision For You) ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.14.24

January 14th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy AA-Alive.net)January 14, 2024~ Scroll Down for Share ~A Sick FriendThough we did not like their symptoms and the way these disturbed us, they, like ourselves, were sick too. We asked God to help us show them the same tolerance, pity, and patience that we would cheerfully grant a sick friend. When a person offended we said to ourselves, "This is a sick man. How can I be helpful to him? God save me from being angry. Thy will be done."- Alcoholics Anonymous, (How It Works) p. 67Tho ...Continue Reading

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