Daily Thought 03.10.24

From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Date: March 10th 2024

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

March 10, 2024
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Describe Yourself As An Alcoholic
When 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 you
at once. He will match your mental inconsistencies with some of his own.

- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Working With Others) pp. 91 - 92

Thought to Ponder
I am responsible for the effort -- not the outcome.

AA-related 'Alconym'
H O L D  =  Helping Others Live Daily.

A Member Shares:
I am Eddy and I am an alcoholic. In most of my experiences with working with others, I have found I can lead a horse to water, but unless they are willing to see the water... Ultimately it's up to them and God. I have watched a lot of people try to grab a hold of this but it's hard, like it was for me to grab a hold of this. I have watched some make a choice to do whatever it takes. But most I have watched, go back to what was easier and more comfortable. I often times think it has to do with an old parable about the readiness of the heart. Some seed falls on the hard dirt and don't set. Other times it falls by thistles and they choke it out. Sometimes it gets shallow in the dirt and grows for a moment but gets lost. But sometimes it gets in the fertile soil and it grows. My heart for a long time was all but a fertile place for this message to grow into something. It took a lot of hard knocks to make the seeds of the message stick. I always have felt like that seed growing in my heart alone was a huge miracle. When I have carried the message, I have grown to view it this way. And to just give the same message that was given to me, nothing else. AA and the Big Book have changed my life and it can do that for anyone willing to take the steps like the book says. But it's not up to me to influence how all of that works. Thank you.

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