Tag Archives: Grace of God

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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Acceptance . . . and Faith

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“Acceptance and faith

are capable of producing

100 per cent sobriety.

In fact, they usually do;

and they must, else

we would have no life at all.”

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As Bill Sees It p 6

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Acceptance that I am an alcoholic,

acceptance that one can recover from the disease,

acceptance that this world is exactly the way God wants it to be,

and faith that the next breath will be a sober breath

by the grace of God.

There is a life to be lived and those who have

acceptance and faith know that this life

can be happy, joyous and free.

Today, get a life, don’t fight reality,

accept it.

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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Tact and Common Sense

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We don’t use this

as an excuse for

shying away from

the subject of God.

When it will serve

any good purpose,

we are willing to

announce our convictions

with tact and common sense.”

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BB p 77

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Before making amends for our injustices to others,

we talk to our sponsor, we read the BB suggestions

and we heed the gut feeling that says ” be wise.”

“It is seldom wise to approach an individual,

who still smarts from our injustice to him,

and announce that we have gone religious.”  BB p 77

Today, recovery is between you and your Higher Power,

let the rest of the world see by your actions

that you are a changed person, the alcoholic who

by the grace of God did not have to drink today.

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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Progressive

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“We are convinced

to a man that

alcoholics of our

type are in the

grip of a progressive

illness. Over any

considerable period

we get worse, never better.

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BB p 30

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A relapse is not a necessary requirement

to be a member of AA.

However, those who have been willing to accept

the grace of God and returned to the rooms after a slip

have, to a man and woman, told the story of how the

disease has progressed, how it is always worse than before.

Today, go to a meeting and learn the relapse lesson

from those who have learned it the hard way.

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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