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I Don’t Decide

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“I don’t decide which

defects get removed,

or the time frame in

which they get removed.

I ask God to decide which

defects stand in the way

of my usefulness to Him

and to others, and then

I humbly ask Him to remove them.”

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Daily Reflections, p. 213

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Suffering from a disease that wants one to isolate,

be alone, push away anyone who loves them

and to kill themselves the number and types

of character defects is as infinitely as varied

as there are alcoholics.

Make the list of your defects,

share it with your Higher Power,

and seek to find some balance, serenity

and peace of mind in your life.

The secret, be willing to change.

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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Self

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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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Don’t Worry

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“There may be some wrongs

we can never fully right.

We don’t worry about them

if we can honestly say

to ourselves that we would

right them if we could.”

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BB p 83

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A few key words for recovery:

acceptance, honesty, willingness

and doing the next right thing.

When we apply these qualifiers to all

of our decisions and we deduce that

we have done our best,

the promises will come true.

We accept that the past may be past,

that there are no weak excuses, only honest reasons,

that we are willing to change, to tell the truth

and to be the person God wants us to be,

then and only then will we have been thorough

and we will know peace of mind and serenity.

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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Contingencies

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“Are you really

placing recovery first,

or are you making it

contingent upon other

people, places,

or circumstances ?”

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~ As Bill Sees It, p.251

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If only he, she, it, they, them, those, there,

would do it exactly the way I wanted it done

everything would be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Serenity Prayer, ‘God grant me the serenity to accept the

things I cannot change,  (other people, places or things),

the courage to change the things I can, ( me and my attitude)

and the wisdom to know the difference.’

If you don’t expect too much

you are less likely to be disappointed.

Sobriety is:

no frustration, no expectations,

no disappointments, no contingencies.

Sobriety is:

doing the will of your loving Higher Power.

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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Ask God For Inspiration

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“In thinking about our day

we may face indecision.

We may not be able to

determine which course to take.

Here we ask God for inspiration,

an intuitive thought or a decision.

We relax and take it easy.

We don’t struggle.”

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BB,   p. 86

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Faith, it works if you work it.

If your prayers are not working,

if meditation is nothing more than listening to the

itty bitty s…ty committee making noise in your head,

then it may be time to ask for help.

Read the Big Book, go to a meeting,

ask your support group, go on line,

or go to the local library and you will find

suggestions that should help you find your

serenity and peace of mind.

Today, make sure you are praying

for the right strength and courage

and know that practice eventually makes perfect.

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 First Word

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“The journey

to find God and

to do His will

one day at a time

began with the

first word of

the First Step . . . ‘We’.”

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Daily Reflections,  p. 151

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For the selfish, self-centered alcoholic,

‘we’ was a word from a foreign language.

As soon as the sufferer was willing

to surrender and accept, to reach out

and ask for help, the word ‘we’ had a new meaning

and it lead down a path towards happy, joyous and free.

Today, have faith, know that ‘we’ is a two way street

that is paved with 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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Do Something

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“But in A.A.

we slowly learned that

something had to be done

about our

vengeful resentments,

self-pity and

unwarranted pride.”

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Twelve and Twelve, p. 47

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Feel miserable or do something about it,

change.

Some learn more quickly than others

but eventually those who find

peace of mind and serenity

learn to let go and let God,

to change what they can

and to be wise enough to know

what they cannot.

When it is no longer all about me

and I become willing to look at both sides of a story

life becomes a promise

that fills me with gratitude.

Today, get out of yourself, go to a meeting

and share your positive experience, strength and hope

with those who understand how hard it is to change.

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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