Daily Thought 01.08.23

From: "Daily Thought" <dailythought@aa-alive.org>
Date: January 8th 2023

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

January 8, 2023
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My Inventory
Putting out of our minds the wrongs others had done, we resolutely
looked for our own mistakes. Where had we been selfish, dishonest,
self-seeking and frightened? Though a situation had not been entirely
our fault, we tried to disregard the other person involved entirely. Where
were we to blame? The inventory was ours, not the other man’s.

- Alcoholics Anonymous, (How It Works) p. 67  

Thought to Ponder
Bless them. Change me.

AA-related 'Alconym'
P R O G R E S S  =  Prayers Release Our Grievances, Resentments, Envy, Selfishness, Self-centeredness.

A Member Shares:
I'm Pammy and I have alcoholism. I was raised in a double standard world where women had to accept their lot. So I had a lot of resentments geared towards my brothers. I tried hard to raise my son differently but he developed so many of all 5 of my brothers' traits, it's like I never left home. Then one time my oldest sister and brother were arguing real bad and I noticed how similar they were. As I was talking about this to my sponsor she said to add that to my step 4 list. I was a lil confused coz I wasn't the one arguing, it was them. As I wrote my list I saw it. OMG I had those traits too and reacted the same way! I saw that with the serenity prayer I can only change me and that is the value of this step. Thank you.

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