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Daily Thought 03.09.24

March 9th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 9, 2024Children of a Loving CreatorWe have no desire to convince anyone that there is only one way by which faith can be acquired. If what we have learned and felt and seen means anything at all, it means that all of us, whatever our race, creed, or color are the children of a living Creator with whom we may form a relationship upon simple and understandable terms as soon as we are willing and honest enough to try.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (There Is A Solution) p. 28Thoug ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.08.24

March 8th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 8, 2024The Insane IdeaBut there was always the curious mental phenomenon that parallel with our sound reasoning there inevitably ran some insanely trivial excuse for taking the first drink. Our sound reasoning failed to hold us in check. The insane idea won out. Next day we would ask ourselves, in all earnestness and sincerity, how it could have happened.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (More About Alcoholism) p. 37Thought to Ponder . . .One is too many and 100 is not enough.AA- ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.07.24

March 7th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 7, 2024No Effective Mental DefenseOnce more: The alcoholic at certain times has no effective mental defense against the first drink. Except in a few cases, neither he nor any other human being can provide such a defense. His defense must come from a Higher Power.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (More About Alcoholism) p. 43Thought to Ponder . . .The first drink has the last say.AA-related 'Alconym'F R O G  =   Fully Rely On God.To Unsubscribe - Click Here_Subscription ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.06.24

March 6th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 6, 2024The Full ConsequencesAbove all, we should try to be absolutely sure that we are not delaying because we are afraid. For the readiness to take the full consequences of our past acts, and to take responsibility for the well-being of others at the same time, is the very spirit of Step Nine.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Nine) p. 87Thought to Ponder . . .It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.AA-related 'Alco ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.05.24

March 5th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 5, 2024Contented, Useful LifeMore sobriety brought about by the admission of alcoholism and by attendance at a few meetings is very good indeed, but it is bound to be a far cry from permanent sobriety and a contented, useful life. That is just where the remaining Steps of the A.A. program come in. Nothing short of continuous action upon these as a way of life can bring the much-desired result.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Three) pp. 39 - 40Thought to Ponde ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.04.24

March 4th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 4, 2024Carefully ReviewingReturning home we find a place where we can be quiet for an hour, carefully reviewing what we have done. We thank God from the bottom of our heart that we know Him better. Taking this book down from our shelf we turn to the page which contains the twelve steps. Carefully reading the first five proposals we ask if we have omitted anything, for we are building an arch through which we shall walk a free man at last.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Ac ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.03.24

March 3rd 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy AA-Alive.net)March 3, 2024~ Scroll Down for Share ~A Sufficient Substitute"I know I must get along without liquor, but how can I? Have you a sufficient substitute?" Yes, there is a substitute and it is vastly more than that. It is a fellowship in Alcoholics Anonymous. There you will find release from care, boredom and worry. Your imagination will be fired. Life will mean something at last. The most satisfactory years of your existence lie ahead.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (A Vision ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.02.24

March 2nd 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 2, 2024Lack of PowerOur human resources, as marshalled by the will, were not sufficient; they failed utterly. Lack of power, that was our dilemma. We had to find a power by which we could live, and it had to be a Power greater than ourselves. Obviously. But where and how were we to find this Power? Well, that’s exactly what this book is about. Its main object is to enable you to find a Power greater than yourself which will solve your problem.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (We ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 03.01.24

March 1st 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)March 1, 2024A Daily ReprieveWe are not cured of alcoholism. What we really have is a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition. Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God's will into all of our activities. "How can I best serve Thee—Thy will (not mine) be done." - Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 85Thought to Ponder . . .Spiritual progress isn't what gets us sober, it's what keeps us sober.AA-related 'Alconym'S O B E ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.29.24

February 29th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 29, 2024Apologies for the late arrival of your Daily Thought today. Apparently our server doesn't "understand" leap years.Casting AsideBesides a seeming inability to accept much on faith, we often found ourselves handicapped by obstinacy, sensitiveness, and unreasoning prejudice. Many of us have been so touchy that even casual reference to spiritual things made us bristle with antagonism. This sort of thinking had to be abandoned. Though some of us resisted ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.28.24

February 28th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 28, 2024Causes and ConditionsNext we launched out on a course of vigorous action, the first step of which is a personal housecleaning, which many of us had never attempted. Though our decision was a vital and crucial step, it could have little permanent effect unless at once followed by a strenuous effort to face, and to be rid of, the things in ourselves which had been blocking us. Our liquor was but a symptom. So we had to get down to causes and conditions.- Alcoho ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.27.24

February 27th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 27, 2024Step SevenWhen ready, we say something like this: "My Creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad. I pray that you now remove from me every single defect of character which stands in the way of my usefulness to you and my fellows. Grant me strength, as I go out from here, to do your bidding. Amen." We have then completed Step Seven.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 76Thought to Ponder . . .I don’t get to choose whic ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.26.24

February 26th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 26, 2024Hadn't Cleaned HouseThe fact was we really hadn’t cleaned house so that the grace of God could enter us and expel the obsession. In no deep or meaningful sense had we ever taken stock of ourselves, made amends to those we had harmed, or freely given to any other human being without any demand for reward. We had not even prayed rightly. We had always said, “Grant me my wishes” instead of “Thy will be done.”- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Two) p. 32 ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.25.24

February 25th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 25, 2024You Are ReadyOur stories disclose in a general way what we used to be like, what happened, and what we are like now. If you have decided you want what we have and are willing to go to any length to get it—then you are ready to take certain steps.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (How It Works) p. 58Thought to Ponder . . .When I got busy, I got better.AA-related 'Alconym'A C T I O N  =   Any Change To Improve Our NatureTo Unsubscribe - Click Here_Subscription ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.24.24

February 24th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 24, 2024Futility and UnhappinessIt is plain that a life which includes deep resentment leads only to futility and unhappiness. To the precise extent that we permit these, do we squander the hours that might have been worth while. But with the alcoholic, whose hope is the maintenance and growth of a spiritual experience, this business of resentment is infinitely grave. We found that it is fatal.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (How It Works) p. 66Thought to Ponder . . .We are ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.23.24

February 23rd 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 23, 2024A Free GiftHe finds himself in possession of a degree of honesty, tolerance, unselfishness, peace of mind, and love of which he had thought himself quite incapable. What he has received is a free gift, and yet usually, at least in some small part, he has made himself ready to receive it. A.A.’s manner of making ready to receive this gift lies in the practice of the Twelve Steps in our program.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Twelve) p. 107Thought t ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.22.24

February 22nd 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 22, 2024Much KnowledgeHe had much knowledge about himself as an alcoholic. Yet all reasons for not drinking were easily pushed aside in favor of the foolish idea that he could take whiskey if only he mixed it with milk! Whatever the precise definition of the word may be, we call this plain insanity. How can such a lack of proportion, of the ability to think straight, be called anything else?- Alcoholics Anonymous, (More About Alcoholism) pp. 36 - 37Thought to Ponder ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.21.24

February 21st 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 21, 2024Willing to BelieveStress the spiritual feature freely. If the man be agnostic or atheist, make it emphatic that he does not have to agree with your conception of God. He can choose any conception he likes, provided it makes sense to him. The main thing is that he be willing to believe in a Power greater than himself and that he live by spiritual principles.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Working With Others) p. 93Thought to Ponder . . .I came; I came to; I came to b ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.20.24

February 20th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 20, 2024Somehow, SomedayThe idea that somehow, someday he will control and enjoy his drinking is the great obsession of every abnormal drinker. The persistence of this illusion is astonishing. Many pursue it into the gates of insanity or death. We learned that we had to fully concede to our innermost selves that we were alcoholics. This is the first step in recovery.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (More About Alcoholism) p. 30Thought to Ponder . . .When we try to control our ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.19.24

February 19th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 19, 2024Intensive WorkPractical experience shows that nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics. It works when other activities fail. This is our twelfth suggestion: Carry this message to other alcoholics! You can help when no one else can. You can secure their confidence when others fail. Remember they are very ill.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Working With Others) p. 89Thought to Ponder . . .Get it - Give it - Grow in it. ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.18.24

February 18th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy AA-Alive.net)February 18, 2024~ Scroll Down for Share ~Useful to OthersMost of us sense that real tolerance of other people’s shortcomings and viewpoints and a respect for their opinions are attitudes which make us more useful to others. Our very lives, as ex-problem drinkers, depend upon our constant thought of others and how we may help meet their needs.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (There Is A Solution) pp. 19 - 20Thought to PonderSobriety is not a destination, but an everlasting journey.AA- ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.17.24

February 17th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 17, 2024Stand TogetherTherefore, Step Two is the rallying point for all of us. Whether agnostic, atheist, or former believer, we can stand together on this Step. True humility and an open mind can lead us to faith, and every A.A. meeting is an assurance that God will restore us to sanity if we rightly relate ourselves to Him.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Two) p. 33Thought to Ponder . . .Let go and let God.AA-related 'Alconym'F A I T H  =   For ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.16.24

February 16th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 16, 2024Entire Psychic ChangeAfter they have succumbed to the desire again, as so many do, and the phenomenon of craving develops, they pass through the well-known stages of a spree, emerging remorseful, with a firm resolution not to drink again. This is repeated over and over, and unless this person can experience an entire psychic change there is very little hope of his recovery.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (The Doctors Opinion) p. xxixThought to Ponder . . .If you want ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.15.24

February 15th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 15, 2024Direct ContactIn Step Eleven we saw that if a Higher Power had restored us to sanity and had enabled us to live with some peace of mind in a sorely troubled world, then such a Higher Power was worth knowing better, by as direct contact as possible.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Twelve) pp. 108 - 109Thought to Ponder . . .Relationships are built with communication; so we pray.AA-related 'Alconym'P R A Y E R  =   Praying Regularly Assists ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.14.24

February 14th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 14, 2024Maximum ServiceAt the moment we are trying to put our lives in order. But this is not an end in itself. Our real purpose is to fit ourselves to be of maximum service to God and the people about us.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 77Thought to Ponder . . .Service puts feet on my prayers.AA-related 'Alconym'B E S T  =   Been Enjoying Sobriety Today?To Unsubscribe - Click Here_Subscription Reminder_   You're Subscribed to:   ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.13.24

February 13th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 13, 2024Self-RestraintOur first objective will be the development of self-restraint. This carries a top priority rating. When we speak or act hastily or rashly, the ability to be fair-minded and tolerant evaporates on the spot. One unkind tirade or one willful snap judgment can ruin our relation with another person for a whole day, or maybe a whole year. Nothing pays off like restraint of tongue and pen.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Ten) p. 91Thought to ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.12.24

February 12th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 12, 2024Unexpected ResultsWe liked A.A. all right, and were quick to say that it had done miracles. But we recoiled from meditation and prayer as obstinately as the scientist who refused to perform a certain experiment lest it prove his pet theory wrong. Of course we finally did experiment, and when unexpected results followed, we felt different; in fact we knew different; and so we were sold on meditation and prayer.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Eleven ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.11.24

February 11th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy AA-Alive.net)February 11, 2024~ Scroll Down for Share ~A DecisionWe can have faith, yet keep God out of our lives. Therefore our problem now becomes just how and by what specific means shall we be able to let Him in? Step Three represents our first attempt to do this. In fact, the effectiveness of the whole A.A. program will rest upon how well and earnestly we have tried to come to "a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of Godas we understood Him."- Twelve S ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.10.24

February 10th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 10, 2024The Main ProblemIn this way we tried to shape a sane and sound ideal for our future sex life. We subjected each relation to this test—was it selfish or not? We asked God to mold our ideals and help us to live up to them.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (How It Works) p. 69Thought to Ponder . . .Dependence on God is our chief source of strength.AA-related 'Alconym'W I L L I N G  =   When I Live Life, I Need God.To Unsubscribe - Click Here_Subscription Reminde ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.09.24

February 9th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 9, 2024The Main ProblemTherefore, the main problem of the alcoholic centers in his mind, rather than in his body. If you ask him why he started on that last bender, the chances are he will offer you any one of a hundred alibis. Sometimes these excuses have a certain plausibility, but none of them really makes sense in the light of the havoc an alcoholic’s drinking bout creates. They sound like the philosophy of the man who, having a headache, beats himself on the hea ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.08.24

February 8th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 8, 2024Learning DailyLearning daily to spot, admit, and correct these flaws is the essence of character-building and good living. An honest regret for harms done, a genuine gratitude for blessings received, and a willingness to try for better things tomorrow will be the permanent assets we shall seek.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Ten) p. 95Thought to Ponder . . .The Three A's .. Awareness, Acceptance, Action.AA-related 'Alconym'A A  =   Accoun ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.07.24

February 7th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 7, 2024Building An ArchTaking this book down from our shelf we turn to the page which contains the twelve steps. Carefully reading the first five proposals we ask if we have omitted anything, for we are building an arch through which we shall walk a free man at last. Is our work solid so far? Are the stones properly in place? Have we skimped on the cement put into the foundation? Have we tried to make mortar without sand?- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 75Tho ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.06.24

February 6th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 6, 2024Pride and FearSo when A.A. suggests a fearless moral inventory, it must seem to every newcomer that more is being asked of him than he can do. Both his pride and his fear beat him back every time he tries to look within himself. Pride says, "You need not pass this way," and Fear says, "You dare not look!" But the testimony of A.A.'s who have really tried a moral inventory is that pride and fear of this sort turn out to be bogeymen, nothing ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.05.24

February 5th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 5, 2024Expressing Our RegretNevertheless, with a person we dislike, we take the bit in our teeth. It is harder to go to an enemy than to a friend, but we find it much more beneficial to us. We go to him in a helpful and forgiving spirit, confessing our former ill feeling and expressing our regret. Under no condition do we criticize such a person or argue.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 77Thought to Ponder . . .Don't mess up an amend with an excuse.AA-related ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.04.24

February 4th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 4, 2024This FellowshipIn spite of the great increase in the size and the span of this Fellowship, at its core it remains simple and personal. Each day, somewhere in the world, recovery begins when one alcoholic talks with another alcoholic, sharing experience, strength, and hope.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Foreword to Third Edition) p. xxiiThought to Ponder . . .To keep it, we have to give it away.AA-related 'Alconym'A A W O L  =   A A Way Of Life.Unsubscribe_ ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.03.24

February 3rd 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 3, 2024Wonderful RevelationIt is when we try to make our will conform with God’s that we begin to use it rightly. To all of us, this was a most wonderful revelation. Our whole trouble had been the misuse of willpower. We had tried to bombard our problems with it instead of attempting to bring it into agreement with God’s intention for us. To make this increasingly possible is the purpose of A.A.’s Twelve Steps, and Step Three opens the door.- Twelve Steps and Twelve ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.02.24

February 2nd 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 2, 2024RationalizationBut in other instances only the closest scrutiny will reveal what our true motives were. There are cases where our ancient enemy, rationalization, has stepped in and has justified conduct which was really wrong. The temptation here is to imagine that we had good motives and reasons when we really didn’t.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Ten) p. 94Thought to Ponder . . .Don't believe everything you think.AA-related 'Alconym'J A D E &nbs ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 02.01.24

February 1st 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)February 1, 2024Reliance, Not Defiance“When we encountered A.A., the fallacy of our defiance was revealed. At no time had we asked what God's will was for us; instead we had been telling Him what it ought to be. No man, we saw, could believe in God and defy Him, too. Belief meant reliance, not; defiance."- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Two) p. 31Thought to Ponder . . .There is a God. I am not Him.AA-related 'Alconym'E G O  =   Edging God Out.To Unsu ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.31.24

January 31st 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 31, 2024An Alcoholic MindThey had said that though I did raise a defense, it would one day give way before some trivial reason for having a drink. Well, just that did happen and more, for what I had learned of alcoholism did not occur to me at all. I knew from that moment that I had an alcoholic mind. I saw that will power and self-knowledge would not help in those strange mental blank spots. I had never been able to understand people who said that a problem had them ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.30.24

January 30th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 30, 2024Thoroughly FollowedRarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (How It Works) p. 58Thought to Ponder . . .When all else fails, try following directions.AA-related 'Alconym'A C T  =   Action Changes Thing ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.29.24

January 29th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 29, 2024Baffling FeatureMany of us felt that we had plenty of character. There was a tremendous urge to cease forever. Yet we found it impossible. This is the baffling feature of alcoholism as we know it—this utter inability to leave it alone, no matter how great the necessity or the wish.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (More About Alcoholism) p. 34Thought to Ponder . . .It's hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.AA-related 'Alconym'S T E P S  =   Sol ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.28.24

January 28th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy AA-Alive.net)January 28, 2024~ Scroll Down for Share ~Simple Kit of Spiritual ToolsBut we saw that it really worked in others, and we had come to believe in the hopelessness and futility of life as we had been living it. When, therefore, we were approached by those in whom the problem had been solved, there was nothing left for us but to pick up the simple kit of spiritual tools laid at our feet. We have found much of heaven and we have been rocketed into a fourth dimension of existence o ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.27.24

January 27th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 27, 2024The Entire FamilyCessation of drinking is but the first step away from a highly strained, abnormal condition. A doctor said to us, "Years of living with an alcoholic is almost sure to make any wife or child neurotic. The entire family is, to some extent, ill." Let families realize, as they start their journey, that all will not be fair weather. Each in his turn may be footsore and may straggle.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (The Family Afterward) p. 122Thou ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.26.24

January 26th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 26, 2024We PauseAs we go through the day we pause, when agitated or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action. We constantly remind ourselves we are no longer running the show, humbly saying to ourselves many times each day "Thy will be done." We are then in much less danger of excitement, fear, anger, worry, self-pity, or foolish decisions.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) pp. 87 - 88Thought to Ponder . . .The Three "P's" -- Pause, Pra ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.25.24

January 25th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 25, 2024A Long TalkWhen we decide who is to hear our story, we waste no time. We have a written inventory and we are prepared for a long talk. We explain to our partner what we are about to do and why we have to do it. He should realize that we are engaged upon a life-and-death errand. Most people approached in this way will be glad to help; they will be honored by our confidence.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 75Thought to Ponder . . .Life begins at the end ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.24.24

January 24th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 24, 2024Dear Friends, I apologise for misquoting in yesterday's thought. The line should have read, "Fear of people and _of_ economic insecurity will leave us."The Turning PointRemember that we deal with alcohol—cunning, baffling, powerful! Without help it is too much for us. But there is One who has all power—that One is God. May you find Him now! Half measures availed us nothing. We stood at the turning point. We asked His protection and care with com ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.23.24

January 23rd 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 23, 2024Outlook Upon LifeThat feeling of uselessness and self-pity will disappear. We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows. Self-seeking will slip away. Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change. Fear of people and economic insecurity will leave us. We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.- Alcoholics Anony ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.22.24

January 22nd 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 22, 2024The Great RealityWe finally saw that faith in some kind of God was a part of our make-up, just as much as the feeling we have for a friend. Sometimes we had to search fearlessly, but He was there. He was as much a fact as we were. We found the Great Reality deep down within us.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (We Agnostics) p. 55Thought to Ponder . . .People of faith have a logical idea of what life is all about.AA-related 'Alconym'W I L L I N G  =   When I L ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.21.24

January 21st 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy AA-Alive.net)January 21, 2024~ Scroll Down for Share ~Rewards of Meditation and PrayerPerhaps one of the greatest rewards of meditation and prayer is the sense ofbelonging that comes to us. We no longer live in a completely hostile world. We are no longer lost and frightened and purposeless. The moment we catch even a glimpse of God's will, the moment we begin to see truth, justice, and love as the real and eternal things in life, we are no longer deeply disturbed by all the seeming evide ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.20.24

January 20th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 20, 2024A Long WaySometimes we hear an alcoholic say that the only thing he needs to do is to keep sober. Certainly he must keep sober, for there will be no home if he doesn’t. But he is yet a long way from making good to the wife or parents whom for years he has so shockingly treated.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 82Thought to Ponder . . .Without change I am just a non-drinking drunk.AA-related 'Alconym'A C T  =   Action Changes Things.To Unsubscr ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.19.24

January 19th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 19, 2024Faith and TruthIn this book you read again and again that faith did for us what we could not do for ourselves. We hope you are convinced now that God can remove whatever self-will has blocked you off from Him. If you have already made a decision, and an inventory of your grosser handicaps, you have made a good beginning. That being so you have swallowed and digested some big chunks of truth about yourself.- Alcoholics Anonymous,(How It Works) pp. 70 - 71 Thoug ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.18.24

January 18th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 18, 2024Extravagant Promises?We will intuitively know how to handle situations which used to baffle us. We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves. Are these extravagant promises? We think not. They are being fulfilled among us —sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. They will always materialize if we work for them.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 84Thought to Ponder . . .Sobriety is not a destination, but an everlasting ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.17.24

January 17th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 17, 2024Living Just For TodayWhen I joined A.A., I did so for the sole purpose of getting sober and staying sober. I didn’t realize I would find so much more, but a new and different outlook on life started opening up almost immediately. Each day seems to be so much more productive and satisfying. I get so much more enjoyment out of living. I find an inner pleasure in simple things. Living just for today is a pleasant adventure.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (It Might Have B ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.16.24

January 16th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 16, 2024Honestly Sought HimEven so has God restored us all to our right minds. To this man, the revelation was sudden. Some of us grow into it more slowly. But He has come to all who have honestly sought Him. When we drew near to Him He disclosed Himself to us!- Alcoholics Anonymous, (We Agnostics) p. 57Thought to Ponder . . .I came; I came to; I came to believe.AA-related 'Alconym'G O D  =   Good Orderly Direction.To Unsubscribe - Click Here_Subscription Re ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.15.24

January 15th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 15, 2024To Be WelcomedNo one is too discredited or has sunk too low to be welcomed cordially—if he means business. Social distinctions, petty rivalries and jealousies—these are laughed out of countenance. Being wrecked in the same vessel, being restored and united under one God, with hearts and minds attuned to the welfare of others, the things which matter so much to some people no longer signify much to them. How could they?- Alcoholics Anonymous, (A Vision For You) ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.14.24

January 14th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy AA-Alive.net)January 14, 2024~ Scroll Down for Share ~A Sick FriendThough 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. 67Tho ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.13.24

January 13th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 13, 2024Confiding Our DefectsAnother great dividend we may expect from confiding our defects to another human being is humility—a word often misunderstood. To those who have made progress in A.A., it amounts to a clear recognition of what and who we really are, followed by a sincere attempt to become what we could be.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Five) p. 58Thought to Ponder . . .Learning is the very essence of humility; the two walk hand in hand.AA-rela ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.12.24

January 12th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 12, 2024Bright Promise and MeaningThe notion that we would still live our own lives, God helping a little now and then, began to evaporate. Many of us who had thought ourselves religious awoke to the limitations of this attitude. Refusing to place God first, we had deprived ourselves of His help. But now the words “Of myself I am nothing, the Father doeth the works” began to carry bright promise and meaning.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Seven) p. 75Thoug ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.11.24

January 11th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 11, 2024ConditionsWe thought “conditions” drove us to drink, and when we tried to correct these conditions and found that we couldn’t to our entire satisfaction, our drinking went out of hand and we became alcoholics. It never occurred to us that we needed to change ourselves to meet conditions, whatever they were. But in A.A. we slowly learned that something had to be done about our vengeful resentments, self-pity, and unwarranted pride.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Trad ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.10.24

January 10th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 10, 2024Healer of PainWe heard story after story of how humility had brought strength out of weakness. In every case, pain had been the price of admission into a new life. But this admission price had purchased more than we expected. It brought a measure of humility, which we soon discovered to be a healer of pain. We began to fear pain less, and desire humility more than ever.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Seven) p. 75Thought to Ponder . . .With humility ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.09.24

January 9th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 9, 2024Happy and Purposeful LivesBut upon entering A.A. 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. 21Thought to Ponder . . .Avoidance is not the key; surrender op ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.08.24

January 8th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 8, 2024PerspectiveWe had lacked the perspective to see that character-building and spiritual values had to come first, and that material satisfactions were not the purpose of living. Quite characteristically, we had gone all out in confusing the ends with the means. Instead of regarding the satisfaction of our material desires as the means by which we could live and function as human beings, we had taken these satisfactions to be the final end and aim of life.- Twelve ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.07.24

January 7th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy AA-Alive.net)January 7, 2024~ Scroll Down for Share ~Review Our DayWhen we retire at night, we constructively review our day. Were we resentful, selfish, dishonest or afraid? Do we owe an apology? Have we kept something to ourselves which should be discussed with another person at once? Were we kind and loving toward all? What could we have done better? . . . After making our review we ask God’s forgiveness and inquire what corrective measures should be taken.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.06.24

January 6th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 6, 2024UnselfishnessThe unselfishness of these men as we have come to know them, the entire absence of profit motive, and their community spirit, is indeed inspiring to one who has labored long and wearily in this alcoholic field. They believe in themselves, and still more in the Power which pulls chronic alcoholics back from the gates of death.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (The Doctor's Opinion) p. xxvii (*Fully explained—Appendix II)Thought to Ponder . . .Serving God by s ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.05.24

January 5th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 5, 2024The Central Fact of Our LivesThe great fact is just this, and nothing less: That we have had deep and effective spiritual experiences* which have revolutionized our whole attitude toward life, toward our fellows and toward God’s universe. The central fact of our lives today is the absolute certainty that our Creator has entered into our hearts and lives in a way which is indeed miraculous. He has commenced to accomplish those things for us which we could never ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.04.24

January 4th 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 4, 2024There Is A SolutionThere is a solution. Almost none of us liked the self-searching, the leveling of our pride, the confession of shortcomings which the process requires for its successful consummation. But we saw that it really worked in others, and we had come to believe in the hopelessness and futility of life as we had been living it.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (There Is A Solution) p. 25Thought to Ponder . . .We need to uncover to recover.AA-related 'Alconym'W ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.03.24

January 3rd 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 3, 2024The Power of ChoiceThe fact is that most alcoholics, for reasons yet obscure, have lost the power of choice in drink. Our so-called willpower becomes practically nonexistent. We are unable, at certain times, to bring into our consciousness with sufficient force the memory of the suffering and humiliation of even a week or a month ago. We are without defense against the first drink.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (There Is A Solution) p. 24Thought to Ponder . . .The fir ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.02.24

January 2nd 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 2, 2024The Alcoholics MindWe are equally positive that once he takes any alcohol whatever into his system, something happens, both in the bodily and mental sense, which makes it virtually impossible for him to stop. The experience of any alcoholic will abundantly confirm this. These observations would be academic and pointless if our friend never took the first drink, thereby setting the terrible cycle in motion. Therefore, the main problem of the alcoholic centers in ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 01.01.24

January 1st 2024 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)January 1, 2024Abnormally FearfulAt heart we had all been abnormally fearful. It mattered little whether we had sat on the shore of life drinking ourselves into forgetfulness or had plunged in recklessly and willfully beyond our depth and ability. The result was the same—all of us had nearly perished in a sea of alcohol. But today, in well-matured A.A.'s, these distorted drives have been restored to something like their true purpose and direction.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Tra ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.31.23

December 31st 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy AA-Alive.net)December 31, 2023~ Scroll Down for Share ~GratitudeOne way to keep the channel open and to improve my conscious contact with God is to maintain a grateful attitude. On the days when I am grateful, good things seem to happen in my life. The instant I start cursing things in my life, however, the flow of good stops. God did not interrupt the flow; my own negativity did.- Daily Reflections, (November 6)Thought to PonderThere is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet jo ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.30.23

December 30th 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)December 30, 2023Reaching For HumilityWe saw we needn't always be bludgeoned and beaten into humility. It could come quite as much from our voluntary reaching for it as it could from unremitting suffering. A great turning point in our lives came when we sought for humility as something we really wanted, rather than as something we must have. It marked the time when we could commence to see the full implication of Step Seven: "Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomi ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.29.23

December 29th 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)December 29, 2023SobrietyGod willing, we members of A.A. may never again have to deal with drinking, but we have to deal with sobriety every day. How do we do it? By learning—through practicing the Twelve Steps and through sharing at meetings—how to cope with the problems that we looked to booze to solve, back in our drinking days.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (To Handle Sobriety) pp. 558 - 559Thought to Ponder . . .Sobriety is the adventure of a lifetime. And it begins the moment ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.28.23

December 28th 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)December 28, 2023InspirationBeing still inexperienced and having just made conscious contact with God, it is not probable that we are going to be inspired at all times. We might pay for this presumption in all sorts of absurd actions and ideas. Nevertheless, we find that our thinking will, as time passes, be more and more on the plane of inspiration. We come to rely upon it.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 87Thought to Ponder . . .Today, my brain has cleared with the g ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.27.23

December 27th 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)December 27, 2023UnthinkingThe alcoholic is like a tornado roaring his way through the lives of others. Hearts are broken. Sweet relationships are dead. Affections have been uprooted. Selfish and inconsiderate habits have kept the home in turmoil. We feel a man is unthinking when he says that sobriety is enough. He is like the farmer who came up out of his cyclone cellar to find his home ruined. To his wife, he remarked, "Don’t see anything the matter here, Ma. Ain’t it ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.26.23

December 26th 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)December 26, 2023Continue For Our LifetimeThis thought brings us to Step Ten, which suggests we continue to take personal inventory and continue to set right any new mistakes as we go along. We vigorously commenced this way of living as we cleaned up the past. We have entered the world of the Spirit. Our next function is to grow in understanding and effectiveness. This is not an overnight matter. It should continue for our lifetime.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) p. 84T ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.25.23

December 25th 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)December 25, 2023UtopiaFaith has to work twenty-four hours a day in and through us, or we perish. Most of us feel we need look no further for Utopia. We have it with us right here and now. Each day my friend’s simple talk in our kitchen multiplies itself in a widening circle of peace on earth and good will to men.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Bill's Story) p. 16Thought to Ponder . . .It is when you act on faith that you actually have it.AA-related 'Alconym'F A I T H  =   ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.24.23

December 24th 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy AA-Alive.net)December 24, 2023~ Scroll Down for Share ~Never Again!"Personally, I take the attitude that I intend never to drink again. This is somewhat different from saying, 'I will never drink again.' The latter attitude sometimes gets people in trouble because it is undertaking on a personal basis to do what we alcoholics never could do. It is too much an act of will and leaves us too little room for the idea that God will release us from the drink obsession provided we foll ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.23.23

December 23rd 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)December 23, 2023Strangely InsaneYou may think our illustration is too ridiculous. But is it? We, who have been through the wringer, have to admit if we substituted alcoholism for jay-walking, the illustration would fit us exactly. However intelligent we may have been in other respects, where alcohol has been involved, we have been strangely insane. It’s strong language—but isn’t it true?- Alcoholics Anonymous, (More About Alcoholism) p. 38Thought to Ponder . . .Insanity: Whe ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.22.23

December 22nd 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)December 22, 2023Accurate Self-AppraisalMust A.A.'s spend most of their waking hours drearily rehashing their sins of omission or commission? Well, hardly. The emphasis on inventory is heavy only because a great many of us have never really acquired the habit of accurate self-appraisal. Once this healthy practice has become grooved, it will be so interesting and profitable that the time it takes won't be missed. For these minutes and sometimes hours spent in self-examination ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.21.23

December 21st 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)December 21, 2023A ThunderboltOur friend’s gorge rose as he bitterly cried out: "If there is a God, He certainly hasn’t done anything for me!’’ But later, alone in his room, he asked himself this question: "Is it possible that all the religious people I have known are wrong?" While pondering the answer he felt as though he lived in hell. Then, like a thunderbolt, a great thought came. It crowded out all else: "Who are you to say there is no God?"- Alc ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.20.23

December 20th 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)December 20, 2023Accurate Unsparing SurveyLearning how to live in the greatest peace, partnership, and brotherhood with all men and women, of whatever description, is a moving and fascinating adventure. Every A.A. has found that he can make little headway in this new adventure of living until he first backtracks and really makes an accurate and unsparing survey of the human wreckage he has left in his wake.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Eight) p. 77Thought to Pon ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.19.23

December 19th 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)December 19, 2023TroublesOur basic troubles are the same as everyone else's, but when an honest effort is made "to practice these principles in all our affairs," well-grounded A.A.'s seem to have the ability, by God's grace, to take these troubles in stride and turn them into demonstrations of faith.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Twelve) p. 114Thought to Ponder . . .Faith is like a muscle, the more we use it, the more it grows.AA-related 'Alconym'F A I ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.18.23

December 18th 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)December 18, 2023Social OccasionsSo our rule is not to avoid a place where there is drinking,if we have a legitimate reason for being there. . . Go or stay away, whichever seems best. But be sure you are on solid spiritual ground before you start and that your motive in going is thoroughly good. Do not think of what you will get out of the occasion. Think of what you can bring to it. But if you are shaky, you had better work with another alcoholic instead!- Alcoholics An ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.17.23

December 17th 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy AA-Alive.net)December 17, 2023~ Scroll Down for Share ~Simple ProgramIn the following chapter, there appears an explanation of alcoholism, as we understand it, then a chapter addressed to the agnostic. Many who once were in this class are now among our members. Surprisingly enough, we find such convictions no great obstacle to a spiritual experience. Further on, clear-cut directions are given showing how we recovered.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (There Is A Solution) pp. 28 - 29Thought to Pond ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.16.23

December 16th 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)December 16, 2023Cope With LifeBut all who are in the least reasonable will agree upon one point: that there is plenty wrong with us alcoholics about which plenty will have to be done if we are to expect sobriety, progress, and any real ability to cope with life.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Four) p. 48Thought to Ponder . . .We have to uncover to recover.AA-related 'Alconym'W O R K  =   What Our Recovery Knows.To Unsubscribe - Click Here_Subscription R ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.15.23

December 15th 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)December 15, 2023UnityThe unity of Alcoholics Anonymous is the most cherished quality our Society has. Our lives, the lives of all to come, depend squarely upon it. We stay whole, or A.A. dies. Without unity, the heart of A.A. would cease to beat; our world arteries would no longer carry the life-giving grace of God; His gift to us would be spent aimlessly.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Tradition One) p. 129Thought to Ponder . . .There is no streng ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.14.23

December 14th 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)December 14, 2023Practicing AlcoholicsFew indeed are the practicing alcoholics who have any idea how irrational they are, or seeing their irrationality, can bear to face it. Some will be willing to term themselves "problem drinkers," but cannot endure the suggestion that they are in fact mentally ill. They are abetted in this blindness by a world which does not understand the difference between sane drinking and alcoholism.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.13.23

December 13th 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)December 13, 2023The Acid TestWe are certain that our intelligence, backed by willpower, can rightly control our inner lives and guarantee us success in the world we live in. This brave philosophy, wherein each man plays God, sounds good in the speaking, but it still has to meet the acid test: how well does it actually work? One good look in the mirror ought to be answer enough for any alcoholic.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Three) p. 37Thought to Ponder . . .Pr ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.12.23

December 12th 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)December 12, 2023Meditation and PrayerOf course we finally did experiment, and when unexpected results followed, we felt different; in fact we knew different; and so we were sold on meditation and prayer. And that, we have found, can happen to anybody who tries. It has been well said that "almost the only scoffers at prayer are those who never tried it enough."- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Eleven) p. 97Thought to Ponder . . .To ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.11.23

December 11th 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)December 11, 2023Terror, Bewilderment, Frustration, DespairAs we became subjects of King Alcohol, shivering denizens of his mad realm, the chilling vapor that is loneliness settled down. It thickened, ever becoming blacker. Some of us sought out sordid places, hoping to find understanding companionship and approval. Momentarily we did—then would come oblivion and the awful awakening to face the hideous Four Horsemen—Terror, Bewilderment, Frustration, Despair. Unhappy drinkers ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.10.23

December 10th 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy AA-Alive.net)December 10, 2023~ Scroll Down for Share ~ResentmentResentment is the "number one" offender. It destroys more alcoholics than anything else. From it stem all forms of spiritual disease, for we have been not only mentally and physically ill, we have been spiritually sick. When the spiritual malady is overcome, we straighten out mentally and physically.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (How It Works) p. 64Thought to PonderResentment is like taking poison and waiting for the oth ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.09.23

December 9th 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)December 9, 2023AmendsWe are there to sweep off our side of the street, realizing that nothing worth while can be accomplished until we do so, never trying to tell him what he should do. His faults are not discussed. We stick to our own. If our manner is calm, frank, and open, we will be gratified with the result.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action) pp. 77 - 78Thought to Ponder . . .It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.AA-relat ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.08.23

December 8th 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)December 8, 2023Admit Complete DefeatProved beyond doubt by an immense experience, this is one of the facts of A.A. life. The principle that we shall find no enduring strength until we first admit complete defeat is the main taproot from which our whole Society has sprung and flowered.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step One) pp. 21 - 22Thought to Ponder . . .Times change, alcoholism doesn't.AA-related 'Alconym'K I S S  =   Keep It Simple; Surrender.To Unsubs ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.07.23

December 7th 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)December 7, 2023HappinessThese men had found something brand new in life. Though they knew they must help other alcoholics if they would remain sober, that motive became secondary. It was transcended by the happiness they found in giving themselves for others.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (A Vision For You) p. 159Thought to Ponder . . .Trust God. Clean house. Help others.AA-related 'Alconym'H J F  =   Happy, Joyous, Free.To Unsubscribe - Click Here_Subscription Reminder_& ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.06.23

December 6th 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)December 6, 2023Step ThreeMany of us said to our Maker, we understood Him: "God, I offer myself to Thee—to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and Thy Way of life. May I do Thy will always."- Alcoholics Anonymous, (How It Works) p. 63 Thought to Ponder . . .Let Go and Let God.AA- ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.05.23

December 5th 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)December 5, 2023Blessings ReceivedHaving so considered our day, not omitting to take due note of things well done, and having searched our hearts with neither fear nor favor, we can truly thank God for the blessings we have received and sleep in good conscience.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Ten) p. 95Thought to Ponder . . .Today I pray over the things that I used to drink over.AA-related 'Alconym'A S A P  =   Always Say A Prayer.To Unsubscribe - Click ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.04.23

December 4th 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)December 4, 2023Unreasonable DemandsWe can try to stop making unreasonable demands upon those we love. We can show kindness where we had shown none. With those we dislike we can begin to practice justice and courtesy, perhaps going out of our way to understand and help them.- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, (Step Ten) p. 93Thought to Ponder . . ."Courtesy, kindness, justice, and love are the keynotes by which we may come into harmony with practically anybody."AA ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.03.23

December 3rd 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy AA-Alive.net)December 3, 2023~ Scroll Down for Share ~Step SixWe have emphasized willingness as being indispensable. Are we now ready to let God remove from us all the things which we have admitted are objectionable? Can He now take them all—every one? If we still cling to something we will not let go, we ask God to help us be willing.- Alcoholics Anonymous, (Into Action,) p. 76Thought to PonderWhat have I been given today? Am I willing to reach out and grasp it?AA-related 'Alconym'K I S ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.02.23

December 2nd 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)December 2, 2023Easier MethodsTime after time newcomers have tried to keep to themselves certain facts about their lives. Trying to avoid this humbling experience, they have turned to easier methods. Almost invariably they got drunk. Having persevered with the rest of the program, they wondered why they fell. We think the reason is that they never completed their housecleaning. They took inventory all right, but hung on to some of the worst items in stock. They only thought t ...Continue Reading

Daily Thought 12.01.23

December 1st 2023 UTC

AA Thought for the Day(courtesy aa-alive.net)December 1, 2023Practicing Step ThreePracticing Step Three is like the opening of a door which to all appearances is still closed and locked. All we need is a key, and the decision to swing the door open. There is only one key, and it is called willingness. Once unlocked by willingness, the door opens almost of itself, and looking through it, we shall see a pathway beside which is an inscription. It reads: "This is the way to a faith that works."- Twelve Steps and T ...Continue Reading
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