Daily Thought 01.31.21

From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 01.31.21
Date: January 31st 2021

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

January 31, 2021

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Social Occasions
Go or stay away, whichever seems best. But be sure you are on solid spiritual
ground before you start and that your motive in going is thoroughly good. Do not
think of what you will get out of the occasion. Think of what you can bring to it.
But if you are shaky, you had better work with another alcoholic instead!
- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Working With Others) p. 102 

Thought to Ponder
Life didn't end when I got sober, it started.

AA-related 'Alconym'
S O B E R  =  Spiritually On Beam; Everything's Right.

A Member Shares:
Hi All. Darrell, alcoholic. I have mostly always been associated in the hospitality business. When I got sober I was a bartender. I made a lot of money and did a lot of after work drinking with buds. But it was one of those same people that suddenly changed and I wanted to know why. So he took me to a AA meeting and I heard my story. And people laughing and hugging and I picked up a chip. It ended up by this one guy that others followed into the program and we kept tabs on each other to make sure we were doing okay. I lost my footing and slipped back into the abyss of our disease not keeping spiritually fit or calling my sponsor or working the steps. I thought I would feel a remorse .. but nope .. it went down smooth. This is a deadly disease and it almost killed me. I do question today what I am going to bring to a event if I am going or have been invited to and I always check with my sponsor first. Alcohol doesn't bother me today and I am okay if others are drinking. That compulsion has been removed by the Grace of God. I have a tool box to work with .. people to call .. and a God in my life who wants whats best for me. And, I love to work with other alcoholics. The gift back to me is so much more wonderful. So, I have walked that slippery journey and today I choose not to continue on it. I hope this made a lil sense .. thanks for letting me share.

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