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Only A Fool

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“Any man can

make a mistake;

only a fool

keeps making

the same one.”

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~ Latin Proverbs

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The more prepared we are

the less likely we are to make mistakes.

Luck is where preparation meets opportunity.

Today, skill or luck, being prepared means

that you are making the choice to do the next right thing,

to follow the will of your loving Higher Power.

Today, think before you act, own up to your mistakes,

and be prepared to change.

Recovery is not to be the  fool.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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The Power Of Choice

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“Managing the

power of choice,

with all its creative

and spiritual implications

is the essence of

the human experience.”

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~ Caroline Myss

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It is not as simple as yes or no.

God has given us the chance,

the challenge, the responsibility

to make a choice that will,

to the best of our abilities,

make this world a more kind, patient, tolerant,

forgiving and loving place.

The more we expand our spiritual

and creative selves the more rewarding life,

the human experience becomes.

Today, choose to do your creative best

to do the will of a loving Great Creator.

Recovery is managing the power of choice.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Choose To Be Kind

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Attachment

to being right

creates suffering.

When you

have a choice

to be right,

or to be kind,

choose kind

and watch your suffering disappear.”

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~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

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Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.

Pain is a two way street, often what pains you

will also pain those closest to you.

Suffering is a one way dead end street and it is all yours.

Today, know that what is right at this point in time

may not be right tomorrow

but a kindness will be right forever.

Recovery is choosing to be kind.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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The Daily Discipline

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“The daily discipline

of prayer and meditation

will keep me in fit

spiritual condition,

able to face whatever

the day brings –

without the thought of a drink.”

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Daily Reflections,  p. 317

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What a wonderful way to begin the day,

instead of  waking up under that cloud of alcoholic smog

and worrying about when and where

I would get my next drink,

I now awaken to a routine that puts me

in closer contact to my Higher Power,

a daily discipline that brings sunshine into my life.

Today, be happy, joyous and free,

pray for guidance from the God of your understanding

and meditate, listen for His advice,

which is always to do the next right thing.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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The Practice Of Prayer

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“As the practice

of prayer continues,

I will find I don’t

need words,

for God can, and does,

hear my thoughts

through silence.”

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Daily Reflections, p.322

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Every thought is a prayer.

Silence is God’s opportunity to talk.

One of the benefits of sobriety

and of working the Twelve Steps of A. A.

is a discipline that allows one to practice

those things that improve one’s life.

Today, know that there is no right way to pray

and it is only by practice that you may discover

a way of praying that will be just right for you.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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An Individual Adventure

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“Meditation is something

which can always

be further developed.

It is essentially

an individual adventure,

something which each

one of us works out

in his own way.”

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Twelve and Twelve,  p. 101

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All of recovery is an individual adventure.

We can identify but we are careful never to compare

our recovery, our prayers, our meditation or our lives

to others in the fellowship.

We listen to the stories of many

and then we take what we need for todays recovery

and leave the rest at the meeting knowing that tomorrow,

God willing, we will be at another meeting,

read some A. A. literature, talk with another alcoholic

and begin the adventure all over again.

When I stop growing you can feed me to the fishes.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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Promise #12

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“We will suddenly realize

that God is doing for us

what we could not do

for ourselves.”

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Big Book,  p. 84

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Better know as the Ninth Step promises,

it is understood that the sooner one works the steps,

honestly and to the best of their abilities,

the sooner the promises begin to come true.

When one realizes that the obsession and compulsion

to drink has been removed it is the beginning of sober life

that relies on a faith,  to trust that a Higher Power

who could relieve our alcoholism could and would,

if He were sought,

do many more things in our lives.

That by not drinking we will be restored to sane thinking

and He will show us a serene and peaceful way of living.

Today, let go and let God.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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