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The Virtue Of Prudence

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“Wise men and women

rightly give a top rating

to the virtue of prudence.

They know that without

this all important attribute

little wisdom is to be had.”

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As Bill Sees It   p  253

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Prudence: to show good and careful judgment

when handling practical matters.

The good drunk wants what he wants

and he wants it now, instant gratification.

This is not prudent.

Today, learn the difference between

your wants and your needs

and in all of your prayers

ask to be given patience.

Recovery is to give a top rating to prudence.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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I Commiserate

Years ago I used to

commiserate with all

people who suffered.

Now I commiserate

only with those who

suffer in ignorance,

who do not understand

the purpose and ultimate

utility of pain.

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As Bill Sees It   p 4

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Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

Stupid is unable to learn, ignorant has not yet learned.

With the stupid who are in pain we can show compassion.

For the ignorant, we give the the opportunity to learn,

we commiserate with them,

showing them how  we

relied upon a Higher Power to relieve our suffering.

If they refuse to learn, let them suffer.

Recovery is to commiserate with those who suffer in ignorance

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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The Choice Must Be Ours

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“A good adviser

will never do

all our thinking

for us.

He knows that

each final choice

must be ours.”

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As Bill Sees It p 83

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Let us review the options.

Thus begins the three C’s of decision making:

first, we must review the Choices, then we know

that at some time God will give us the Chance

lastly, we must make the Change.

Whatever you choose, don’t worry,

as long as it doesn’t kill you or put you in jail,

know that God will forgive and you may

have another chance tomorrow.

Best advice, change, today is a different day.

Recovery is making our own final choices.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Not Always Red Ink

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“Inventory-taking

is not always done

in red ink.

It’s a poor day

indeed when we

haven’t done

something right.”

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As Bill Sees It p 80

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The negative thinking alcoholic is always

ready to beat themselves up over every terrible

thing that happens in their life.

Recovery is learning to recognize the positive things;

for example, “I did not drink today,

I remember what I did last night,

I showed up when I promised I would.”

The paradox; the more good things I remember

the fewer bad things happen.

Recovery is taking the kudos when merited.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Our Own Defects

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“A clear light seems

to fall upon us all –

– when we open our eyes.

Since our blindness is

caused by our own defects,

we must first deeply realize

what they are.”

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As Bill Sees It   p  11

 

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You correction of that character defect

may not be to the liking of your mother-in-law,

however, for yourself, the change may be the light

that will guide you to a new life that is happy,

joyous and free.

Be willing, put a name on that defect,

and ask your Higher Power how you may best

become the person you and He want you to be.

Recovery is to realize what our defects are.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Thy Will, Not Mine

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“During the day,

we can pause where

situations must be met

and decisions made,

and renew the simple request

“Thy will,not mine, be done.”

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As Bill Sees It p 78

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One of the most important lessons learned in AA,

I can start my day over again,

as many times and as often as needed.

Inventory taking isn’t just for a nightly review,

it can be done any time ones spirit is

out of kilter, when our intuitive feeling

indicates that all is not well with your world.

When in doubt, let go and let God.

Recovery is doing the will of a loving Higher Power.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Your Higher Power

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“You say the group

is your Higher Power,

and no right-minded A.A.

would challenge your

privilege to believe

precisely that way.”

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As Bill Sees It      p 73
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Why the stubborn know it all loves AA ? ? ?

Because there are no rules, only suggestions on how

we can stop drinking and move on to a life

that is happy, joyous and free.

How you follow the suggestion is an individual thing

which may be discovered by reading the literature,

listening to those in the fellowship,

who have been there and done that or

maybe even by a God incident.

As long as you don’t crave the drink, one day at a time,

follow your own rules, the ones that work for you.

Recovery is the Higher Power of your understanding.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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