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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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The Starting Point

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“For all its usual

destructiveness,

we have found that fear

can be the starting point

for better things.”

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As Bill Sees It p.22

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Alcohol was the means to disguise fears.

The grandiose egomaniac

who suffered with an inferiority complex

was afraid of just about everything.

Learning from those who have gone before us we

begin to see how irrational many of our fears were.

Serenity and peace of mind are the rewards

for chasing the boogeyman out from under the bed.

The  best chaser, the Twelve Steps.

Recovery is using fear as a starting point for better things.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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A Selfish Program

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“I can see why

you are disturbed

to hear some

A.A. speaker say,

‘A.A. is a selfish program.'”

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As Bill Sees It p 81

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You cannot give that which you do not have.

Even though A.A. is a “WE” program, each soul

must protect and assure his own sobriety if he hopes

to share his experience, strength and hope with another.

Today, don’t drink, don’t think, go to a meeting and when you

feel good about your spiritual foundation, share the love,

share the good news that A.A. works,

if you work it.

Recovery is putting your own sobriety first.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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More Gifts

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“Is sobriety all that we are to expect

of a spiritual awakening ?

No, sobriety is only a bare beginning;

it is only the first gift

of the first awakening.

If more gifts are to be received,

our awakening must go on.”

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~ As Bill Sees It ,  p 8

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Does it ever stop ? ?

Hopefully, never.

As long as we don’t  pick up that first drink,

work the steps and follow a few suggestions

the many promises in the big book will come true

and each is usually accompanied by a spiritual awakening.

Today, be grateful and never stop moving forward.

Recovery is more gifts as we continue to go on.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Practically Always

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“Don’t be

too discouraged

about that slip.

Practically always,

we drunks learn

the hard way.”

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~ As Bill Sees It, p 253

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Be grateful that you made it back into the rooms.

Learn to listen and listen to learn and as long as

you don’t drink, one day at a time,

the promises will come true.

Today, don’t drink, don’t think, go to a meeting

and listen closely to hear the suggestion

that will help you make it through the day.

Recovery is learning from your mistakes.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Change We Must

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“We have to grow

or else deteriorate.

For us, the status quo

can only be for today,

never for tomorrow.

Change we must,

we cannot stand still.”

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Grapevine, February 1961

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Experienced by many, when the alcoholic begins

his drinking career his emotional development ceases.

In recovery, the alcoholic must begin to grow emotionally

and this change is a journey that must continue

the rest of his life.

Today, doing the will of a loving Higher Power,

doing the next right thing, is a daily program

that allows one to change, to grow in recovery.

Recovery is change.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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Self-pity

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“Self-pity is one

of the most unhappy

and consuming defects

that we know.

It is a bar to all

spiritual progress . . . “

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As Bill Sees It, p 238

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Poor me, poor me, pour me another drink.

Everybody hates me, nobody loves me,

guess I’ll go eat a worm.

It is/was always someone else’s fault.

A healthy body, mind and soul

has no room for self-pity.

Today, have faith, a loving Higher Power has

placed you upon this earth to do good and

self-pity is not on the good  list.

Recovery is devoid of self-pity.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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