AA Thought for the Day
March 26, 2023
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But upon entering AA we soon take quite another view of this
absolute humiliation. We perceive that only through utter defeat
are we able to take our first steps toward liberation and strength.
Our admissions of personal powerlessness finally turn out to be
firm bedrock upon which happy and purposeful lives may be built.
- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step One) p. 21
Thought to Ponder
We surrender to win.
S W A T = Surrender, Willingness, Action, Trust.
A Member Shares:
I'm Pammy and I have alcoholism. For me, admitting defeat meant I was about to walk into the unknown. So many fears I had built up in my head, not to mention ego. I knew what would happen if I continued drinking. I had to make the decision to change if I wanted to live. It wasn't only hard for me but my family as well. My kids were going to see the human side of me and admit to themselves that none of us had any control over anything. Today its a gift, it brought us closer. And we have options when seeking help which is the most courageous thing we can do for ourselves. That's the one postive legacy I feel I could give them, is to let them know we are never alone once we admit to defeat and accept it. Thank you.
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