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Expectation Addicts

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“A prayer for expectation addicts:

‘Show up. Shine. Let it go.’

Expectations shrink your shine

and weigh you down with

worry and equations.”

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~ Danielle LaPorte

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What did you really expect ? ? ?

Today, you can sit back and wait ,

knowing that eventually the train

will come down the track and run you over

or you can lay a new set of tracks that will move you

toward peace of mind and serenity.

Today, let a loving Higher Power lead you towards

a station filled with kindness, hope and forgiveness.

Today, share the shine, be the conductor

with no expectations.

Recovery is to show up, shine and let it go.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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The Secret

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“The secret of the true life

is to remain still

in the midst of activity

and vibrantly awake

while in meditation.

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~ Dada Vaswani

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Feeding into the chaos is a false life.

Placating the wishes and wants of others is a false life.

Placing great expectations on people

and God’s world is a false life.

The true life is to see both sides of the coin,

to understand the ebb and flow,

to know the yin and yang of the Great Creator.

Today, seek your balance.

Recovery is to know when to turn off and when to tune in.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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My Recovery

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Due to copyright ownership

the use of AA material is not

permitted to be used in a

personal blog, ergo,

I will quote many

of the slogans that I have

been exposed to in my few

twenty-four hours in the

rooms, and/or I will make it up

as I go along.

Quoting myself :  

“An expectation is a resentment awaiting to be born.”

When I first entered the rooms and it was suggested that I find

a Higher Power and I was told I could use the Door Knob, a Tree,

the Fellowship, anything that was tangible to me

but not an individual because all humans are fallible.

I know that God answers all prayers,

not always the way I expect them to be answered.

Prayers are answered in God’s time and in the manner

He will determine.

The only thing that I was told to expect was,

providing that I did not drink, that the promises will come true,

all 147 included in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Today, lower your expectations and know that you can have

a great day, one day at a time.

ME and the Boss

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To Grow

November Roses 058

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“When I accept

situations

as they are,

not as I wish

them to be,

then I can begin

to grow and have

serenity and peace of mind.”

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Daily Reflections,  p. 271

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Wishes, just like expectations,

are resentments waiting to be born.

 ” …Resentment is the “number one” offender.

It destroys more alcoholics than anything else.

From it stem all forms of spiritual disease,… “

Big Book page 64

Work the Steps,

accept that you are an alcoholic,

accept the this world is exactly the way

God wants it to be.

Have faith, no one is ever too old

to stop growing, to stop learning,

to be able to change their attitude when

they realize that their serenity and peace of mind

are being affected.

Today, ignore the affect and do the accept.

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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Inversely Proportional

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Perhaps

the best thing

of all for me

is to remember

that my serenity is

inversely proportional

to my expectations.”

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BB,   p. 452

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Just when you expected that the meeting might begin on time,

God allowed a drunken late-comer to enter the room

and disrupt the start of the meeting.

Choice;  get upset and loose your serenity

or smile, maintain your peace of mind.

and thank God for the message,

but for the grace of God that could be me, again.

Expectations are plans

and if you want to make God laugh

tell Him your plans,

tell Him what you expect

to happen in this life.

Expectations are resentments waiting to be born.

Today, keep your serenity, accept life on God’s terms,

no expectations, no resentments.

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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Peace

October Roses 046

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“Peace is possible

for me only when

I let go of

expectations.”

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Daily Reflections,   p. 197

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Expectations are resentments waiting to be born.

Resentments are the number one killer of the alcoholic.

Don’t kill yourself; don’t drink, don’t think, go to a meeting

and don’t expect anything.

Always forgive those who are dysfunctional,

the selfish and self centered.

Many of the maladapted are not alcoholics

but they are addictive personalities who are

always out to create chaos to ruin the

serenity and peace of mind of the sane thinker.

Today, know peace, avoid expectations.

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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