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Prideful Righteousness

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“The prideful righteousness

of “good people” may often

be just as destructive as

the glaring sins of those

who are supposedly

not so good.”

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As Bill Sees It p 107

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A swelled head can only block the view

of those coming into the rooms behind us.

Humility and gratitude will keep us sober.

Be yourself, everyone else has already been taken.

Today, be good, but not so good that

“prideful righteousness” will distort the reality

that you may see in yourself or others.

Recovery is to avoid prideful righteousness.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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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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A Full And Thankful Heart

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“I try hard to hold fast

to the truth that

a full and thankful heart

cannot entertain

great conceits.”

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As Bill Sees It p 37

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I wanted what I wanted and I wanted it

immediately.

The selfish, self-centered drunk has a problem

with distinguishing between wants and needs.

Today, most recovering alcoholics are able to be

thankful for what they have and to understand that

wishes and wants are a pathway back to a place

where they do not want to go.

Recovery is learning to be grateful.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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Face It And Learn

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“When pain comes,

we are expected to

learn from it willingly,

and help others to learn.

When happiness comes,

we accept it as a gift,

and thank God for it.”

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~ As Bill Sees It, p. 306

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Physical pain; take two aspirin and call me in the morning.

Emotional pain; pray, meditate, talk to y0ur sponsor

and when you discover the root cause of the pain,

give it to your Higher Power.

Happiness is easy, smile, God knows that your smile

is a sign of gratitude and thankfulness

for having received the gift of sobriety.

Recovery is to learn from the pain and accept happiness as a gift.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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The Currencies

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“The cosmos doesn’t

measure sweat and hours

for reward.

The cosmos deals in

the currencies of

joy and satisfaction.”

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~ Danielle LaPorte

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Sometimes, no sweat and a snap can be the most

joyous gift you can give to the Spirit of the Universe.

However, life is often a lot of blood, sweat and tears,

failures and mis-steps time after time,

do not be discouraged,

the joy and satisfaction of a job well done is cause

for the same celebration.

There is great gratification received from

doing the will of your loving Higher Power.

Recovery work is rewarded with joy and satisfaction.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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The Great Weaver

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“In Silence

there is eloquence.

Stop weaving and see

how the pattern improves.”

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~ Rumi

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We become so busy living our lives

that often the pattern becomes obscured,

disappears in the lint and dust of the too busy loom.

Today, seek the silence,meditate,

step back and observe the pattern of your life,

have gratitude for the good

and be ready to change if you must.

Today, understand that with the guidance of your Higher Power,

the Great Weaver, you can create a pattern

that is happy, joyous and free.

Recovery is to see the pattern of your life improve.

Sobriety is a blessing form a Higher Power.

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Do Something

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“Life is inherently risky.   

There is only one big risk

you should avoid

at all costs,   

and that is the risk of

doing nothing.”

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~ Denis Waitley

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Lead, follow or just get out of the way.

Today, start with an attitude of gratitude

and thank your Higher Power for giving you

one more day, one day at a time.

Today, get out of yourself,

do a random act of senseless kindness

without expectation of a personal reward

and try to make this world a better place for all.

Recovery is taking the risk to do something.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power.

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