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Be A Saint

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When we early A.A.’s

got our first glimmer

of how spiritually prideful

we could be,

we coined this expression:

“Don’t try to be a saint

by Thursday!”

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~ Grapevine,   June 1961

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It is O.K. to be a saint, however,

it is best to remember that it takes

more than one miracle ( recovering from alcoholism)

and you have to be dead

to become a saint.

Be kind, do the next right thing,

don’t drink, don’t think, go to meetings

and let a loving Higher Power decide

who will be the saints.

Recovery is avoiding false pride.

Sobriety is a blessing from a Higher Power

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We Have The Key

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“So often time

it happens,

we all live

our life in chains,

and we never even know

we have the key.”

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~ The Eagles

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Fear, anger, hate, pride, jealousy;

some of the many links in the chain

that prevents us from living a life

that is happy, joyous and free.

Love, kindness, patience, tolerance, forgiveness,

we all possess the master keys that can open any heart.

Today, ask a friend, ask your Higher Power

to show you how to use the many keys that

the Great Creator has given unto us all.

Recovery is finding the key to serenity and peace of mind.

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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Ego, Fear and Pride

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“The immediate admission of

wrong thoughts or actions is a

tough task for most human beings,

but for recovering alcoholics

like me it is difficult because

of my propensity toward

ego, fear and pride.”

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Daily Reflections,  p. 295

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One of the more dominate characteristics

of the alcoholic is ‘nothing in moderation.’

The egomaniac who suffers with an inferiority complex

is off of every wall, below the gutter,

higher than the pink cloud but rarely

anywhere close to reality.

Sobriety, a Higher Power

and the Twelve Step program can

restore the alcoholic to sane thinking.

Today, thank God for a second chance,

go to a meeting and remember to leave your

ego, fear and pride at the meeting room door.

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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Self

October Roses 059

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“For so many years

my life revolved

solely around myself.

I was consumed with

self in all forms –

self-centeredness,

self-pity, self-seeking,

all of which stemmed

from pride.”

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Daily Reflections,   p. 71

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False pride, ego, such a difficult thing to put aside,

such a difficult concept to comprehend;

that if I put the welfare and concerns of others

before my own selfish wants, I will become

the beneficiary of serenity and peace of mind.

The biggest problem was my ignorance;

I did not know what serenity and peace of mind were

and I had no idea that there were beneficial

to ones well being.

Thanks to the guidance of a loving Higher Power,

the fellowship of A.A., a sponsor, the literature,

and a few million friends, I now know serenity

and peace of mind and I understand that

the first drink can ruin it all.

Recovery is one day at a time.

Sobriety is a blessing from our Higher Power.

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ME and the Boss

And, if no one has told you yet today,

God loves you and so do we.

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Step Seven Again

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7.

Humbly asked

Him to remove

our shortcomings.”

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BB,    p. 59

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Pride.

As explained in the Twelve and Twelve, Step seven

is another way for the alcoholic to achieve humility.

Without humility a drunk cannot stay sober.

Humility is God’s will,

pride is the alcoholics will.

We cannot give up pride completely,

we need to have the strength, courage and confidence

that we can do the next right thing,

to do God’s will.

Balance in one’s life is the ultimate goal.

As with all request of a Higher Power,

start with a prayer, meditate, and then be ready

to do whatever it takes to make this world

a better place for all.

For an alcoholic, not drinking

is the first step to making this world a better place..

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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