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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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Impossible

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“Start by doing

what’s necessary;

then do what’s possible;

and suddenly you are

doing the impossible.”

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– Saint Francis of Assisi

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Fear is the impossible,

your preconceived ideas that are ego driven;

fear of failure, fear of prosperity, fear of the unknown.

Today, lose the fear, do something kind, smile,

be loving, be forgiving, be patient and tolerant,

be the person God wants you to be,

and before you know it, you will amaze yourself

by being able to do the impossible,

enjoying life without fear.

Recovery is doing the impossible.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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No One Is Inferior

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“The surrender of life

is nothing              

to sinking down into

acknowledgment

of inferiority.”

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– John C. Calhoun

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God made nothing that is inferior.

Today, you do not have to act superior;

just be kind, be loving, be patient and tolerant,

be forgiving and compassionate and be the person

your Higher Power wants you to be.

The Great Creator has placed every one of us

in this world to do His will, to make this planet

a better place for all.

Recovery is a healthy dose of self-esteem.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

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Troubles And Problems

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“Resentment, anger,

or a desire to see

someone punished,

are things that rot my soul.

Such things fasten

my troubles

to me with chains.

They tie me to other problems

that have nothing to do with my original problem.”

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Daily Reflections,  p. 88

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Negatives have a way of piling up,

they multiply faster than rabbits in the spring.

If it raises your blood pressure,

don’t do it.

It is a large world,

find the people, places and things

that make your soul happy and go there.

If it is family that is a problem, forgive,

and then go find a new family.

Today, don’t tie yourself down with negatives,

fly free, be the person your Higher Power

wants you to be.

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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For My Own Sake

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“I must forgive injuries,

not just in words,

or as a matter of form,

but in my heart.

I do this not for the

other persons’ sake,

but for my own sake.”

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Daily Reflections p 88

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There is no honor among thieves.

As a drunk I did many morally questionable things,

and those I harmed would seek retribution

or seek to take advantage of the inebriated sot.

I earned every injury that was inflicted on me,

done by myself or others.

Forgiveness earned by honestly working the steps

has renewed my soul.

Today, learn to forgive and do so

for yourself as well as others.

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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Restored

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“While A. A. has restored

thousands of

poor Christians

to their churches,

and has made believers

out of atheist and agnostics,

it has also made good A. A.’s

out of those belonging to

the Buddhist, Islamic and Jewish faiths.”

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As Bill Sees It, p. 34

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Alcoholics Anonymous,

a spiritual program, no a religion.

The fortunate are those who can  put the two,

A. A. and religion, together in balance.

Be restored, go to church, synagogue, mosque,

anywhere where there is no alcohol

and only good people who are willing to live,

love, forgive and support each other.

Today, read as many books as you can

that will help give you guidance towards living

a life that is free of alcohol and moral indiscretions.

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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Avoidance

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We avoid

retaliation

or argument.

We wouldn’t treat

sick people that way.”

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BB p 67

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When reviewing our list of those we have harmed

we also have a list of those whom we believed have harmed us.

It is suggested that we always look at the part we played

in those  contentious relationships.

Change, move on, forgive, but you do not have to forget,

and the suggestion is to avoid retaliation or argument.

Today, know that your disease made you do many

things that a sane person would not do and when

clearing the wreckage of the past, be patient

and remember to look at all sides of the stories.

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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