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The Humble Foundation

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“Do you wish to rise?

Begin by descending.

You plan a tower that

will pierce the clouds?

Lay first the

foundation of humility.”

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~ Saint Augustine

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Ego, super ego

however, we must first remember

that there is a God and it is not you or me.

Today, know that the loftiest goals are reached

when we are doing the will of a loving Higher Power,

when we choose to do the next right thing.

Recovery is to be humble enough to give God all of the credit.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Highe Power.

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Transformed

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“Then, in A.A., we

looked and listened.

Everywhere we saw

failure and misery

transformed

by humility

into priceless assets.”

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Twelve and Twelve,  p. 75

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The program of A. A., the Twelve Steps,

is all about change and to see the miracles

that change from hopeless and hapless drunks into

sober citizens of this world makes one grateful

to a God who is willing to do for the drunk

what he could no do for himself.

To let go and let God is the

spiritual foundation for humility.

Today, use your priceless sober assets,

a kind and loving heart,

to make this world a better place for all.

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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An Assurance

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“True humility

and an open mind

can lead us to faith,

and every A.A. meeting

is an assurance that

God will restore us to sanity

if we rightly relate

ourselves to Him.”

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Twelve and Twelve    p 33

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Why do these people keep showing up,

hour after hour, day after day,

week after week, month after month,

year after year ? ? ?

because it works.

Going to meetings, staying sober one day at a time

and allowing a Higher Power to direct our lives

allows sane thing to be restored to the alcoholic brain.

Today, go to a meeting and have faith, believe it,

when those who have gone before you say

that their worst day in sobriety

has been far better than their best day drunk.

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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Laugh

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“But why

shouldn’t we laugh ?

We have recovered,

and have been given

the power to help others.”

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BB,   p. 132

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As the drunk I laughed at bad jokes and

at the misfortunes of others.

In recovery I have learned to laugh at myself

realizing that throughout all of my life

the joke had been on me.

Funny, which is just another word for irony,

that in recovery, humility teaches one that helping others

is the way to happy, joyous, and free.

Today, follow Rule No. 62,

‘Don’t take yourself too damn seriously!’

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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Voluntary Reaching

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“We saw we needn’t always

be bludgeoned and beaten

into humility.

It could come quite

as much from our

voluntary reaching for it

as it could from

unremitting suffering.”

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As Bill Sees It,   p. 211

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The most amazing thing is to hear a sober person say

that humility gives them a warm and fuzzy feeling.

Humble is doing the next right thing,

doing the will of a loving Higher Power.

Having to say that you are sorry all of the time

is not being humble, as a matter of fact

by doing God’s will you will discover

that you rarely ever have to apologize

for errors of omission or commission.

Today, reach out to help another soul

and know that humility will find you.

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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The Basic Ingredient

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“The basic ingredient

of all humility,

a desire to seek

and do God’s will,

was missing.”

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Twelve and Twelve p 72

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The selfish and self-centered drunk

could never put anything before ‘SELF’.

When the mind of the drunk thinks

it wants to get sober,

sobriety will not happen

until the heart and soul wishes to follow

the will of a loving Higher Power.

Today, don’t just think about it,

do the next right thing, be the action

that brings about serenity and peace of mind.

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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The Nourishing Ingredient

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“Where humility

had formerly stood

for a forced feeding

on humble pie,

it now begins to mean

the nourishing ingredient

which can give us serenity”

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Twelve and Twelve p 74

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There is a God and it is not you or me.

To be humble is to put the will of God

before selfish and self-centered interests.

When the alcoholic begins to work the steps of A. A.

and begins to think of others,

those they have harmed,

those who can be helped,

they begin to realize that humility is saying

thank you Higher Power

for granting me the miracle of sobriety.

Today, know that you are God’s messenger,

carry the message that  ‘there is a better 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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