Daily Thought 01.14.24

From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Date: January 14th 2024

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

January 14, 2024
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A Sick Friend
Though 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. 67

Thought to Ponder
Let go and let God.

AA-related 'Alconym'
P U T  =  Patience, Understanding, Tolerance.

A Member Shares:
Thomas, a sober alcoholic. What I‘ve learned in my 72 years plus of life and nearly 47 years sober, when dealing with expectations don‘t make things personal. I can expect that things won't always go my way, that others won't do what they say they will etc. I don't make it personal anymore. I have strong dislikes, things people do etc. But I don't get resentful. I also apply the don't make it personal to things outside my zone of comfort. People will do what they do, say what they say. Fine, no biggie. It's not personal, unless I make it so. I like calm which is another word for serenity or peace. But I'm fully aware that calm doesn't always last, like the disruptions, interruptions and such won't last either. Guess you can call it life on life‘s terms. And even that isn't personal.

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