Making Mistakes

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In the years ahead A.A. will,

of course, make mistakes.

Experience has taught us that

we need have no fear of doing this,

providing that we always remain

willing to admit our faults

and to correct them promptly.”

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A.A. Comes Of Age, p.231

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We need not only apply this attitude towards A.A.,

we should also apply this to our daily living.

Today, do the next right thing and when

you are not sure of what that action is,

call your sponsor, go to a meeting, read the Big Book.

Do what you have no fear of doing and if that

action turns out to be wrong,

be willing to promptly apologise.

Recovery is having no fear of making mistakes.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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Positive Values

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“So fear need not

always be destructive,

because the lessons

of its consequences

can lead us to

positive values.”

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As Bill Sees It p 22

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Alcoholism has a very negative outlook

as one of its characteristics.

Alcoholics Anonymous has steps that one may take

that will teach the affected to look for the positive

in every situation.

God has a reason and His plans may not always coincide

with your plans, however, His plan often turns out to be

better than anything you could have ever imagined.

Today, take the steps, learn to see the positive.

Recovery is learning to find positive values from negative feelings.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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The Eternal Spiritual Values

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. . . “we cannot grow very much

unless we constantly try to

envision what the eternal

spiritual values are.”

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As Bill Sees It p 15

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Change and growth are the pillars of recovery.

Hopefully we change for the better

and to ensure that or growth is healthy

we constantly seek the will of a loving Higher Power.

Keep it simple, strive to do the next right thing,

be kind, be loving, be patient, be tolerant, be forgiving

and be the person the God of your understanding

wants you to be.

The rewards for such efforts are the spiritual values of

peace of mind and serenity.

Recovery is to envision what the eternal spiritual values are.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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Righteous Indignation

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“The positive value of

righteous indignation

is theoretical –

especially for alcoholics.”

As Bill Sees It   p 58

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Learning the difference between

healthy positive and sick negative behaviors

is the pathway to serenity and peace of mind.

Anger can never be justified.

Today, don’t get mad, don’t even think about

getting even, just do the next right thing,

do the will of your loving Higher Power and

pray for those who upset you.

Recovery is not justifying bad behaviors.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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Any New Light

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Today, the vast

majority of us

welcome any new light

that can be thrown on

the alcoholic’s mysterious

and baffling malady.”

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As Bill Sees It    p 45

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Physical, mental or social, the alcoholic faces a stigma

and misunderstanding of the disease of alcoholism

that is not conducive to recovery.

Any news that helps to remove this stigma,

helps everyone to better understand the disease is a

welcoming breath of fresh air that is greatly appreciated.

Today, do what you can to help yourself and others

see the light.

Recovery is accepting any worthy advances

in the understanding of the disease of alcoholism.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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Our Very First Problem

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“Our very first problem

is to accept our present

circumstances as they are,

ourselves as we are,

and the people about us

as they are.”

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As Bill Sees It, p 44

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The Serenity Prayer,

“God grant me the serenity to accept

the things I cannot change;”

people, places, things,

and the fact that I am an alcoholic.

Once we accept that there is a God,

and it is not us,

we can move on to accepting God’s world

as being exactly as He wants it to be.

By accepting this world, the drunk finds the answer

to his very first problem.

Recovery is accepting ourselves, people and things as they are.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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From Above

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gratitude that I had once

suffered the pains of

alcoholism,

gratitude that a miracle of

recovery

had been worked upon me

from above:

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As Bill Sees It p 133

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I am a grateful recovering alcoholic.

As long as I follow the simple suggestions of this program

I can look forward to receiving more miracles from above.

Today, be grateful for something, anything, and remember

to thank your Higher Power for the miracles of recovery.

Recovery is having gratitude for the miracles received from above.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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