Daily Thought 08.01.21

From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Subject: Daily Thought 08.01.21
Date: August 1st 2021

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

August 1, 2021

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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. 66 

Thought to Ponder
"God save me from being angry. Thy will be done."

AA-related 'Alconym'
C A L M  =  Cause Anger Left Me.

A Member Shares:
Hi All. I'm Donna, recovered alcoholic by God's amazing Grace. Someone earlier in the meeting hit on a HUGE thing that really was and is a miracle of this program. I hated my mom. She earned it, believe me. But, I hated myself for feeling that way towards her because I loved her too. But I couldn't feel anything good about it. So at the time my dad passed when I was about 10 years sober I had to go back again and really look at this. I felt like I had no family left and I wanted family. I prayed and prayed...God, let me forgive this woman. I failed every time. I thought it was in my amends to do that business, so I decided to apologize when she came for a month long visit. I blew that apology. She just made me more angry. But God and I had another chat. Then He took out His skillet hit me on the head. YOU cannot forgive some things. YOU are NOT capable. He said use my forgiveness, because I have already forgiven her! I asked Him to allow me to let His forgiveness flow thru me, to use Him. It was like MAGIC....it was instant...I felt it to my toes. The hatred was gone, the pain was gone, I felt pure love for her. And I still do. She passed 6 years ago and it has been one of the best relationships I've ever had ... for 30 years. That was also my amends to her, to forgive and love her! Thanks AA for all of it.

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